The Piano, the Staircase and the Escalator

Please watch the video.

Persuasive, effective, influential…Who wouldn’t want to be more of all of the above? Think of the power, the exhilaration, the “high” of having that kind of an effect on people. So, what could you do?

Sometimes, the good, old recipes of power, authority, force, carrot and stick approach, consequence related speeches are totally ineffective. And then in a moment of shining brilliance and utter revelation, you do something entirely different: You make something interesting and novel and imaginative and totally new.

Can we get people to make a different choice by making it fun and interesting? Can we ignite the passion and the fire and make people want to listen, learn, see, hear, feel…

How complex, hard, wacky or crazy really is it to make a piano out of a staircase?  Sure, the escalator is easier and probably faster. But getting to your destination the easiest and fastest way is not always the best outcome. Playfulness and fun and smelling the roses have their place in life and for some people the experience is what counts the most – and in a peculiar kind of way – this experience has the most lasting effect, teaching and affecting and making a permanent imprint. So, sometimes getting on the escalator is not the best thing to do…

* This post is dedicated to Michael R. Segovia, lead facilitator for the MBTI® Certification Program – thank you for the 4 incredible days – your style matched the guitar sounds of the other virtuoso Segovia…

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