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Lessons learned from the circus: building community for better teamwork (part 2 of 3)

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Everyone involved in a hobby or sport is a part of that activity’s community. Those communities are sometimes known for certain characteristics—such as the dedication of runners or the intensity of CrossFit athletes. Circus is no different. This post shares what you can learn from the circus community and how that community leads to better performance. I’ve trained at several rigs in the United States and spoken with flyers from around the world who all attest to some common traits about circus communities: We fiercely support one another’s successes. I’ve never been in an environment that is as genuinely positive as circus is. We innovate together. We enjoy trying new tricks and testing out new techniques. There’s an element of playfulness that translates to innovations in our performances. We see ourselves as part of a team; collaboration is an essential component of our success. For most performances, we literally could not perform without … Continue reading Lessons learned from the circus: building community for better teamwork (part 2 of 3)

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