I thought it was the overworked muscles from the gym workout. On Tuesday I hobbled a bit, Wednesday was much better and by the time we started Module two of the Authentic Leadership Programme on Thursday the pain had gone from the legs. But it had moved. Something didn’t feel right though. But I had to keep going – stepping in, in fact – as my co-facilitator was rapidly going downhill with a virus!
By the time I got to the Doctor after the first day it was obvious that neither of us were going to make day 2.
So what to do? What will the participants think about this? And the client? What about all the plans and bookings for the next day?
Doing experiential leadership development requires context. We use locations, draw on our and the participants’ experiences, and let it flow.
As in all leadership, sometimes it doesn’t go to plan and you need to be ready to move on. Fast. And make the most of what follows.
We’ll find out in a week whether a new location and different exercises will work.
I’m pretty sure it will, especially if we don’t try too hard and be open to what flows.