At the 2016 Olympic games athletes who win medals celebrate in a wide variety of ways. Female Japanese wrestler, Risako Kawai was so excited when she won a gold medal she ‘threw-down’ her coach, then she picked him up and paraded him around the gymnasium on her shoulders.
We’ve seen hugs, high-fives, laying on the track in tears, screaming with excitement, jumping in the pool, athletes draped in their country’s flag and many other acts of excitement.
2016 Olympic Games Leadership Lesson #11: Celebrate your successes. Celebrate the team’s success. Celebrate the successes of others. Celebrate in magical and memorable ways as it’s an important part of the journey.