Today, we held BTL team practice with a couple OSU sports teams. In one we talked about the difference between equality and equitable. We are not treating everyone equally, one of the leaders shared, we are treating everyone equitably. A nuance I didn’t expect from someone so young. In another we talked about a performance problem. We’ve gotten a little soft, one of the Captains exclaimed. Both practices were incredibly positive even though we talked about some negatives. You see, friend, BTL team practices are powerful because we take on problems. We take on problems early and often.
Problems are unlike wine. Problems do not age well.
What problem, leader, are you letting age? What problem, leader, are you hoping will just go away? What problem, leader, are you sweeping under the rug?
Today, a couple teams got better by taking on a problem before it became a big one. Today, a couple teams came together and got tighter, tougher, and a bit more tender too. Today, we became a bit more all one and a little less a lone. Today, we became more distinct and deeply connected. Today we became a bit more BTL. Today, we got tired together and discovered that when we’re tired is oftentimes when we transform.
Together we transform. Always together. Good…