I Shook the Hand of the Enemy...by Brian McDermott on 01/07/12
I clicked on this video because of its title -- The Power of Music. I'm sharing it because of the spoken line, "I shook the hand of the enemy."
That's what moved me. It brought to mind personal experiences, and experiences with coaching clients, when needing to be the one with "the right" answer resulted in blame and costly conquest instead of alignment and cooperation. Situations when opportunities were lost because of self-centered opposition. In this war story told by a 90-year-old veteran, a sniper puts down his weapon because of a few notes on a trumpet. The music reminded him of what really mattered in life, which reminded me how much more can be accomplished by building on the goals and beliefs we share in common than you can by simply shooting things down ... even for mortal enemies. (Email subscribers Watch Here or click the headline)
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