Last Thursday I went to the Game on Leadership. I had no idea what to expect with it. I randomly found the guy doing it Ryan Coelho on Linkedin and reached out because I’ve feeling lost. I saw that he was a leadership coach and although I was apprehensive (you don’t know who’s legit or a wolf chomping for a bite of flesh) I figured I didn’t have anything to lose.
I didn’t really know what to expect because I’ve been taken before and you get guarded because of that but I decided to go into with a completely open mind. I have a very negative self view so I thought it might be good to see what this system was.
It is hard to feel like anything but a failure when all you feel is your wheels spinning. Sometimes a choice isn’t something that you make but you fall into, then it becomes a hole that you have to find a way out of, that is where I’ve found myself.
What I have come to realize is that I thin I have made my choice I just haven’t pulled the trigger for it. Ryan sees leadership as a game. It is the gamification of leadership and as an engineer he took what was out there and applied game mechanics which reward players with points for achieving goals.
I thought he did a great job and I guess I just gotta play the game to win. To play the game I have to “get out of the building” which is what they say at Lean Startup Machine. I need a change of venue so that I can focus. Ryan showed an image that plays tricks with your sight.
To get an overview of the game on leadership here is Ryan’s first YouTube vid on it: