What is needed for the "ultimate leader" to achieve the best results is neither charisma nor management skills. It's "exciting" -that's what this book claims.
The author, Keisuke Oshima, is the owner of "Izakaya Top", which holds the "serious morning assembly" that has become a hot topic on TV, and is also a mental trainer who leads all the high schools he taught to participate in Koshien. In this book, such an author explains "how exciting is important" and "how to excite friends" with abundant examples based on his experience as a manager and as a mental trainer. This book is truly a textbook that guides leaders to "excitement."
As I grow up, I just set my limits and give up, saying that it is "impossible" or "unrealistic." But the important thing is to follow your heart and feel excited before giving up. And it's exciting not only for yourself but also for your friends.
This book teaches you that you and your team have no limits. As you read the author's passionate writing, you will surely get excited. You have already taken a step towards becoming the "ultimate leader" at that point.
This book is for leaders who lead the team, as well as those who haven't been excited recently and who want to regain their motivation. You should feel energetic and excited.
Main points of this book
The only condition for the ultimate leader is to be "excited".
You can't reach your goal because you're not excited about it. As long as you are excited, you can reach your goal with high probability.
Since ancient times, Japan has had a dream of "preliminary celebration". It is a way to attract dreams by joyful and celebrating before the dreams come true.
Difficulties and pinches are your greatest chances. In any pinch, it is important to change your perspective and have fun.
"Fun" is the strongest
Great power hidden in excitement
The condition for becoming the ultimate leader is "excitement". In this book, excitement refers to a state of joy in the heart or a state of joy from the heart. In short, it means "in a good mood" and "enjoy".
Excitement has tremendous power. Suddenly, bend forward now and see if your fingers touch the floor. Next, I think of "what I enjoyed recently" and "what I was happy about" and smile, and then try to bend forward again. How is it? Isn't your body softer than before?
When the author asked the participants to do the same thing at the lecture hall, about 90% of the people were about 2 to 5 centimeters softer. The reason for this is that human beings can exert their maximum power by removing extra power when they are having fun.
The best leaders are those who excite their peers
Are you a leader excited about your peers?
The author said that when he went out to eat with Shintaro Fujinami of the Hanshin Tigers, he asked: "What kind of leader was Director Nishitani of Osaka Toin High School?"
The answer from Fujinami was, "Practice was insanely hard and tough, but he was the one who made me excited about my dreams." "Playing baseball on the best stage of Koshien is incomparable to any play, understanding that the players will envy their friends who play and date as ordinary high school students. "I'm impressed and happy." "I want to be the best in Japan and share the best excitement with you," he said enthusiastically. Behind the strength of Osaka Toin High School was excitement.
The best leaders are those who excite their peers with their dreams and goals. Only the leader should not be excited. It's important to excite your friends.[Must read point!] Let's excite the whole team
Why can't I reach my goal?
The reason I can't reach my goal is because I'm not excited about it. With all the excitement, the goal is likely to be achieved-the author asserts.
For example, suppose you haven't reached your monthly sales goal and have given up saying "it's difficult to reach your goal" or "you can't." In such a case, what if the condition "If you can achieve the sales target for next month, you will receive 100 million yen!" I think they will definitely try to reach their goals.
You can't achieve any goal not because you're not talented. I just don't really want to do it. People always try to accomplish exciting dreams and goals, no matter how difficult they are. The excitement and seriousness of the dream or goal is more important than the guts, talents, means, and methods.
How to make your strongest dream come true "Preliminary celebration"
According to the priest of Ise Jingu, Japan has always had a great way to make dreams come true. It is a "preliminary celebration". Pre-celebration means attracting dreams by joyful and celebrating before the dreams come true.
The custom of pre-celebration still remains today. Cherry-blossom viewing is also one of the celebrations. People in the olden days wanted to grow rice and harvest a lot of rice in the fall. Originally, cherry blossom viewing was a custom of celebrating the cherry blossoms in full bloom by superimposing them on the fruits of autumn rice, drinking sake made from rice with friends, and imagining that the wish had come true.
The author also realizes the effect of the celebration. As a result of incorporating the preliminary celebration at the author's suggestion, various miracles are occurring, such as the dream of participating in the Koshien of the high school baseball club being realized and the company's business performance recovering in a V shape.
Imagine a dream so much that you can cry
Have you ever been moved and cried when you imagined a scene where your dreams came true? The author says that while thinking about a dream, it feels like it has really come true, and it can be so emotional that tears spill over. If you can imagine your dreams so realistically, the chances of your dreams coming true are quite high.
The human brain exerts tremendous power when it becomes "that mind". The women's softball players who won the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics were said to have tearfully imagined after winning the championship, with the players holding hands in a circle in the locker room before the match. By clearly imagining "who is crying and happy" and "who is thanking" before the dream or goal is achieved, the power to the dream is multiplied.
Training (1) Pre-celebration hero interview
The author proposes "Pre-Celebration Hero Interview" and "Pre-Celebration Diary" as training to imagine a dream realistically. A pre-celebration hero interview is a method of interviewing with friends on the premise that your wish has come true.
First, answer the following questions in your head before actually interviewing the hero.
(1) "What is the success of your work (project)?"
(2) "What was the origin and motivation for doing this job?"
(3) "What was the most moving experience you have ever gained through your work? What was your greatest joy?"
(4) "What do you think is the greatest learning and wealth you can gain from this job?"
(5) "What kind of impact does this work have on society? How will the world change as you move?"
(6) "What happens to this job, are you so happy that you have a nosebleed?"
After answering this question, we will conduct a pre-celebration hero interview with our friends. "Congratulations. How do you feel now that 2020 is the highest year ever?" "What made you particularly happy?" We asked them to interview us on the premise that their dreams would come true. I will answer.
After the interview, let's organize our thoughts as a summary. Make an "action list for the best year ever" or think about "what you noticed in the interview".
Training (2) Preliminary holiday diary
Pre-holiday diary is a training to write the diary of the day in advance, imagining a scene where you will be so happy that you will have a nosebleed when you achieve it. For high school baseball, ask them to write a diary when they decide to participate in Koshien.
The point is to imagine someone who is happy and thank them for writing. It will be easier to write if you write a diary after the hero interview.
In addition to writing the pre-holiday diary, it is recommended that you read it back every day before going to bed or make a video and share it with your friends. It's also a good idea to record it, listen to it every day, and put it into your subconscious.
The best leaders are thrilled even with difficulties
There are no bad subordinates
Leaders who bring out the potential of their subordinates are excited about the potential of their subordinates. Do you find it difficult? But in reality, it's up to the leader to discover the potential of his subordinates.
The flaws tend to be more visible to the human brain. As a result, if you look casually, you will notice only the shortcomings of your subordinates and decide that you are a bad subordinate. Subordinates also become less motivated and complain when they are pointed out only in bad places.
Therefore, leaders want to consciously change their perspectives and see the good parts of their subordinates. By doing so, you will be able to see more and more good points and change your impression of your subordinates. And the subordinates feel that they are recognized and trust the leader. By improving the relationships between leaders and their subordinates, their subordinates will become more motivated.
To change the perspective of leaders, the author encourages high school baseball managers and business owners to create "notebooks to find and write good points for subordinates and players." You don't have to write at first. As I consciously look at the good points, I can write more and more.
When you can see the good points, let's not only write it but also tell it to yourself. By doing so, the motivation of subordinates will increase and they will become more and more powerful.
Pinch is the biggest chance
How do you feel when you encounter difficulties or pinches? In fact, it's your greatest chance when you encounter difficulties or pinches. Because, in times of difficulty or pinch, you can show your subordinates the best way of life and grow yourself. Have fun and excitement about difficulties and pinches.
There is such a story. Due to the damage of a huge typhoon, 90% of the apples of a farmer were destroyed. But the farmer turned this big pinch into the greatest opportunity.
The way to turn a big pinch into an opportunity is to sell the apples that did not fall as "apples that do not fall" to the examinees for 1000 yen each. As "a miracle apple that did not fall even with that huge typhoon," it sold like a fly and was pleased by the examinees.
Even if there is the same fact, it can be sad or interesting. Whether or not a pinch can be turned into an opportunity depends on how you look at it.
8 questions that turn difficulties into opportunities
How can you be thrilled when faced with problems or difficulties? It's about asking exciting questions. Think of the problem or difficulty you want to solve now, and answer the following eight questions.
(1) "What kind of opportunity do you think this problem is?"
(2) "What do you notice when a problem occurs?"
(3) "What kind of growth can you make through this problem?"
(4) "What kind of wonderful self can you be when you clear this problem brilliantly?"
(5) "What do you really want to do? What if this problem is the best? Imagine the best last scene"
(6) "Who is happy and how are they happy when they overcome this problem?"
(7) "What action can you take on this issue now?"
(8) "What do you want to do when you are happy to solve this problem brilliantly?"
Any problem or difficulty can be turned into an opportunity, depending on the leader's perspective. It's up to the leader to make the team sad or excited.
Recommendation of reading
In this summary, we have introduced the power hidden in "excitement" and how to become the ultimate leader. In addition to this, this book is "exciting" with various works such as "work to make a happy life", "let's write down 10 rules of your policy!", "Work to make the ultimate dream presentation". How to harness the power of the world to become the best leader is being taught.
If you know the power of "excitement", please take this book and practice your work to increase your excitement. Exciting yourself and your peers is the first step in building a team that produces overwhelming results.