Sports learning Kevin Pietersen

Lots of comment and lots of thoughts sprung to mind when I first heard the news that Cricket test all rounder Kevin Pietersen had been ‘sacked’ by the management.

It went further than that, though. The rumours have abounded all day that the rest of the team were asked to vote if they would want him to stay or not – and no-one voted to keep him. Now, this may not be true, but think – are there any members of your teams who might fall into that category?  Or any individuals in the team you are a member of?  Or even, yourself?  News always makes you think, doesn’t it?  Even if you don’t like cricket, just watch the news tonight or get some on-line stuff – you will be amazed at how divisive a figure this ‘talented maverick’ seems to be.

“He just needed to be managed well” , said his first test captain, Michael Vaughan.  You have to be able to manage , mavericks – you can’t have clones all round”.  Hmm.  Got you thinking again?

He had been criticized for repeatedly failing to reckless shot-making.  So, not a team player?  Annoyed the others?  Not worth keeping however great he was on occasions?  Are some people more trouble than they are worth?  Or do they just need better management and leadership?

Do you see what I mean?  Read and watch his story with your organisational hat on, and  yo will be amazed how much learning is deeply embedded in there!

This sort f thing (although this is easier to pick over than some stories) does happen every day (Tube strike yesterday; NHS A&E problems, Boris – any day, really).  Just look at stuff from a different angle.  You will be pleased at this cheap way of enhancing your thinking.  WILT – what i learnt today – will become very easy for you – and you may want to put up a guest blog here!

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