While doing research and a pilot for a new show that is in development for the network there are some lessons to be learned.
First, if you’re looking to gather information quickly, it’s not going to happen. Understand that there is wisdom in the long haul and being able to pay attention to the details for the entire term is crucial.
Second, mindshare or attention is prime. Knowing and directing peoples attention to the right subject matter is more important than just attention.
Third, make observations once while being removed from your people and another time right in the thick of it. Seeing people interact is important, but don’t forget that interacting with them is just as equally important.
Fourth, having the right perspective is key. Sitting anywhere in the stadium is a good seat but the “Press Box” is truly the best seat. You have the perfect place to see the audience, the crowd, the workers and the “behind the scene” stuff you don’t see by sitting only in a seat.
Finally, enjoy the game; life, business, meetings all have a purpose, a duration, strategy, victories, failures and at the end of the day wisdom.