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Hello, my friends.
Today, I want to talk about “The Power of the Pack.”
Have you ever seen a documentary or nature show about wolves? They’re very unique animals – fascinating, actually.
They travel in groups – commonly known as “packs”. Every member of a pack knows their role. The overall survivability and effectiveness of a group of wolves is dependent on each and every wolf knowing – and performing – its role.
We are people and not wolves, but we are social creatures by our nature as well. And the fact is, we are more effective when we are around other people.
Think about your family, close friends, and teams that you work with. You have undoubtedly noticed that you are happier, more creative, and more effective when you are operating in an environment with other like-minded people.
You thrive on human interaction. You thrive in:
- Supportive Relationships – where you are being supported or providing support
- Loving Relationships – with your spouse or significant other
- Close Relationships – with family and friends
- Competitive Relationships – because without a competitor, there is no game or sport
- Oppositional Relationships – where the interaction makes you think outside your own box
We can all do better together more than any of us can do individually or apart.
The wolf pack can eat because everyone knows their role and participates in the group.
The same thing is true in human interactions.
I have a group called Ascend on Demand. You’ve probably heard me talk about it before. In a way, it is a wolf pack because it is a group of like-minded individuals who have set goals and aspirations to be better, do better at work or home (or both), and to be more of an effective leader.
Our accountability and recognition calls are as they are named – we hold each other accountable to the goals we’ve set, and we celebrate the victories together.
We are supportive of one another and offer unbiased feedback. We share knowledge, experience, and also challenge each other at times when it is necessary. It is all done benevolently, as our ultimate goal is to support each person’s success.
If you have goals, you need a pack to help you reach them. No matter how focused, defined, and dedicated you are to reaching your goals, at some point and on some level, you will need a pack.
Consider joining ours.
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Ed DeCosta is one of the most engaging executive coaches and thought leaders of our time. He delivers results with companies of all sizes, from high tech start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. Ed is an ICF certified professional coach. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University, a master’s degree in international management from the University of Texas, and an MBA from the University of Texas. Ed is also an adjunct faculty member in West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics, teaching Professional Selling and entrepreneurship courses.