The DirecTV managers met EA facilitators at Lucky Peak State Park for a day of team building and group challenges. The Radical Leapwas a fantastic choice for this group!
It challenges everyone to recognize when a leadership void exists, and to understand that they have the influence and control to do something about it! Farber’s philosophy is essentially an acronym that embraces Love, Energy, Audacity, and Proof (LEAP) as the basis for being effective in life whether it be in the workplace, with family, or in personal pursuits.
On this beautiful fall day, the DirecTV senior leadership team took the LEAP. EA facilitated a series of physical and mental challenges that served as the foundation for spirited discussions. The team explored how to improve management practices, support one another, and how to inspire their employees. A central theme that the team consistently returned to was the importance of cultivating support and empathy in the workplace.
Creativity is energy spawned by the opportunity to take calculated risks and it provides people with the audacity to try new things. One initiative challenged the team to create a new “boat-based” company. Using DTV as an acronym for the new company name, the team needed to design and build a vessel that could be put on the water and paddled. While an amusing project, the task helped the team develop ideas and solutions for the challenge through a fun and creative process. Who knew that DTV also stood for Determined Travel Vessels and Drifting Toward Vegas?
Finally, the time came to put the boat on the water to see if it worked. Overtly, the activity was about whether or not the group could build a boat that was functional. Yet, the real proof was demonstrated by the capacity of the DirecTV leadership to support the captain in the event of a capsized vessel. Wading deep into the water in an attempt to keep the craft afloat, the team members came together to successfully navigate the challenge!
EA is excited to have had the opportunity to relate our philosophy of leadership to the Radical Leap, and we look forward to our continued relationship with the leaders at DirecTV in Boise.