When asked by a corporate to help with a team building exercise, or fun and yet informative day, Leo uses tai chi as an analogy to highlight the points needed to work together effectively.
Leo had the opportunity recently to enjoy a day with the team at Fulcrum, which was organised by the advertising company Van Damm. The MC was Bongani Bingwa and a fellow presenter was Chef Benny Masekwameng, also known as Benny the Chef.
Constitution Hill in Johannesburg was chosen as the venue, as it is a place full of history from our country South Africa, allowing a sense of perspective reminding us of memories of the past and dreams for the future. When we understand our place in the present from this perspective, we gain a useful vantage point.
The themes from Fulcrum that they were exploring at this corporate event included: excellence, trust, relationship, agility and progress. Leo focused on sharing thoughts on the agility segment, around how to alter your course without changing your destination.
Using tai chi at the metaphor, and with getting the audience moving and involved in the discussion, Leo shared how knowing yourself is true wisdom. Strength comes when we can master others, whereas true power is developed when we are mastering ourselves.
“When all the team are moving, practicing a tai chi pose together and moving as a unit, it is a very powerful energy” explains Leo. “Using tai chi to relax the body, and focus the mind, one can get the best out of your whole unit, as each person is moving as one unit.”
“I enjoyed teaching them the skills and the benefits of having the right base and platform from which to work from. A base of tranquility, strong focus, and a clear mind to make better decisions.”
To find out how tai chi can be used as a metaphor for your teams growth, contact your Sifu Leo Low Ming, on 0833780468.