Grab your Judogi and join Jimbo and Bob in the dojo for some leadership lessons on this bootcamp as we talk about the concept of Leadership Judo.
Leadership Judo: taking the energy of an opponent and directing it away from harm to a more productive place.
VERBAL JUDO vs VERBAL KARATE (from Verbal Judo)
- “Karate is defined by sharp, quick blows delivered with hands and feet. . . VERBAL KARATE is the lashing out, as if with the side of a calloused hand, when you snap at your spouse, your children, your employer, your employees, anyone.”
- “Physical Judo was invented by a Dr. Kano in 1882. It was a derivative of jiujitsu, which means ‘pain.’ . . Judo means the gentle way, rather than the painful way.”
Some guiding verses mentioned in the podcast
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
A soft word turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger
Five Truths for All from Verbal Judo by Johnson and Jenkins (yes, that Jenkins)
- All cultures want to be respected and treated with dignity, regardless of the situation. When treated with disrespect, all people want to fight and get revenge.
- All people would rather be asked than told what to do. To ask is a sign of respect; to tell is often a sign of disrespect.
- All people want to know ‘why’ they are being asked or told to do something. Telling people ‘why’ is another sign of respect.
- All people would rather have options than threats. Again, offering people a choice of action shows respect and allows people to save personal face.
- Finally, all people want a second chance to make matters right.
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