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In 2020, what will your 100 minutes be?

If you could share one thing from the past year...what would it be?  What is the one thing that happened in 2019 that made the largest impact on you?
I want to share with you my greatest failure.  And yet also my greatest learning.
This year I failed to see that I had begun to view learning through the lens of control.  I had begun to see learning as a way to make people better. 
Here at SportsEngine, when health checks were introduced, the intent was to grow teams, to shift a team’s focus from doing to learning.  Slowly, though, they became a means to generate analysis, a means to force my views; the intent was subverted from ‘help the team’ to ‘change the team’.  
In reflecting on the health check journey, I realized that there were a number of themes that proportionally accompanied this subversion - friction in conversation, misunderstanding of purpose, personal stress, and frustration of progress.
What was driving these themes?
It was after reading the book “Punished by Rewards” by Alfi…