The Engaging Leader Diary – Engaging leaders build movements

Last week, I interviewed Mark Croston the Chairman of the World Dodgeball Association and Vice President of the Rugby League. When I mentioned to my colleague that there was a World Dodgeball Association he could not stop laughing. ‘Chris have you seen ‘Dodgeball’ the movie with Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller?

I then did a sense check. My kids absolutely love dodgeball. It is played in many countries. In fact there are 64 member countries in the association.
There are hundreds if not thousands of teams playing dodgeball around the world. This year the World Championships will be held in no other than Madison Square Gardens USA. Mark and team have seen an opportunity and brought a minority sport together and are putting it on the world map. Good on them. Get a clear vision, keep moving forward, talk passionately about it and be resilient were the messages I took from this show.

People love to believe and be a part of something bigger than themselves. Are you creating a movement in your organization? What would happen if you did? What won’t happen if you don’t?

And if you are interested in being part of the engaging leader movement book to join us in Leicester on 17th April for free  book now
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Chris Cooper is an engagement specialist, coach and speaker. He is host of the Business Elevation Show on Voice America and Co-Author of The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not). Chris@chriscooper.co.uk

Chris Cooper and Mark Croston


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