I had the privilege to assist my friend Jef Menguin's Team Building Seminar for Armor Feeds; one of trusted feed milers in Batangas last day. It was a special team building because all the participants were men employees only.
The Team Building was about the attitude that they should posses on their work. During the session, there's an activity there where they were grouped into 6 and they picked a leader and the leader asked his members what were their dreams.Their answers were all the same. Send their children to school to give their family a secured living. So contrary to the stories that we usually heard, that the father works hard and forget to care for his family, it's just that, fathers, men, remain silent. They sometimes forgot that to lead, means to be heard. And their dreams, drive them to have the right attitude at work.
This game, reminded me of how important listening to men,. In this game, they were blindfolded and they needed to cross the other side. The golden rule was, they should cross without being bumped by anybody and the only way to accomplish that, is to listen to their leaders giving instructions. In reality, men are overloaded with things to do, goal to meet, job to be accomplished, they often have a clutter mind because of their work and forgot to listen and do things according to what they think is right. Listening is as important as to whom you are listening to.
And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you.