Losing the Queen: An Opportunity to Reinvent
In the game of chess, the queen is commonly seen as the most valuable piece on the board because of how much of a resource it is for each player.
The queen can move as far in any straight or diagonal direction as you want it to according to your strategy, but one strategy is common for almost every player: keep the queen alive.
No player ever wants or plans to lose their queen, but when they do, because sometimes they will, an opportunity rises to the surface.
The difference between a loss being seen as (1) a paralyzing crisis or (2) a minor obstacle to overcome lies in
the leader’s ability to reinvent his or her strategy.
Facing Our Current Reality Amidst COVID-19
At WinShape Teams, we exist to build strong, healthy, and fulfilling teams that change the world around them. We typically do this by holding experiential, face-to-face Retreats and Summits with teams and leaders that lead to transformation.
With the current crisis of COVID-19 sweeping the globe, our queen has been captured, so to speak, and we have to pursue other options moving forward.
One option is to sit and wait until we hopefully get our queen back, but with our adventurous spirit, this is an unlikely choice. Another option is to reinvent our strategy for how we can help build strong, healthy, and fulfilled teams for the current season.
There are many ways to reinvent, so we will focus on three areas which are listed below.