As you might have guessed from the image above, I love to sail. I don’t know what imagery that brings to mind…but I’m still a rookie. Maybe someday I will develop skills to race like this!
This morning, I enjoyed a couple of hours on the lake with two of my teammates. It was a beautiful fall morning with perfect wind. We set sail at the crack of dawn…were back at our desks by mid-morning…and we had fresh energy and positive attitudes as a bonus!
Although we spent time on the sailboat talking about our projects, we also talked about our personal lives and families. I learned new, interesting facts about my teammates and our friendships deepened through the conversations we shared. I didn’t invite them sailing to make our projects run better. I invited them to participate because I enjoy them as people and want to know them better.
Invite your teammates to a hobby that you enjoy. Everyone wins when we build relationships with others on the project.
Thanks for listening.