"It taught me how to keep a steady head under pressure. It also taught me that my small actions, mannerisms and habits do affect others around me (sometimes in a big way), allowing me to be more empathetic and aware of my colleagues interests."
"Due to the nature of the game, I find it easier to accept that some things are just out of my control, and can focus all efforts on things that are within my control."
"I loved The Samurai Game!! It gave me heaps of confidence. It taught me the simple yet unparalleled power of focus and dedication - You can do anything you set your mind to!"
"It's given me a renewed understanding on the level of integrity one can choose to have and practice, as well as open me up to approaching staff issues in a more positive and diplomatic way.?I have a greater sense of self pride and in turn value each individual in my team more and the company I work for, I protect loyally."
"Clarity and accountability, knowing that every choice I make creates an outcome that I have chosen."
"I find that I am more inspired and have greater determination when faced with obstacles. Also I find myself gaining a greater sense of self-motivation and are able to conduct periodic self-analysis. Even criticism from bosses seem less hurtful as I stop to reflect on the validity of their views before reacting instantly."
The Samurai Game® was created by George Leonard in 1977 to simulate a life and death battle that mimics the unfairness and unpredictability of the business world and life.
In this battle, the participants are asked to adopt an attitude of service that is at the core of being a Samurai - service to teammates (clan), service to leader (daimyo), service to code and values (bushido) and service to the opponent, by bringing out the best of self to every contest.
Stressed and out of their depth in an alien environment, how will participants re-act?
More often than not, participants will tap into the greatness that lies in them and step to take on impossible challenges and emerge as heroes. They discover that they can inspire just by doing what is right and to realise that they are capable of so much more than they ever thought possible.
PREPARING FOR BATTLE
This is an intense day, with realisations and learnings to be gained in every step leading up to battle and in the battle itself.
Participants are introduced to concepts like G.R.A.C.E. and the Bushido code to prepare them for battle,
The rules of battle
The rules of the battle will be slowly revealed. And the participants are given a chance to practice the various challenges
The battle begins
After a last meal, participants go into battle.
Participants will be guided to reflect on their experiences and how it relates to their work and personal life. They will have the opportunity listen to others perspectives,and therefore increasing each individual's learnings from the Game.
Standing your ground
Participants are introduced to the concept of "blending', learning how to handle obstacles by being true to their core vues without giving in to an automatic fight or flight response.