On several occasions, I had the privilege to moderate the Leadership Game. Hang on a minute, a leadership game? Leadership is a serious matter, you know!

Exactly, I thought the same.

The experience I had moderating the game truly touched me.

Emotional experience

I saw people telling colleagues what their strengths are, complementing each other, debating about ways to be authentic at the workplace and this was emotional for many of them.

It worked so well because it is combining a game, with a winner and a lot of fun, and deep discussion and questions.


Here is what the participants at the Sarawak Convention Bureau have shared with me:

“The Leadership game was really amazing. Thank you so much for training us”. Amelia, Roziman, COO

“The Leadership game is enjoyable; it will help your organisation discover its sweet spots, the issue and help one another ‘bear their soul’. It was a very valuable session. I think every organisation should go through this game, at least once” Dylan Redas Noel,  Head of Industry Development

“I thought the training with Joël was very enriching and interesting. His method of teaching was very easy to understand, especially with the game element that really brought interactive opportunities between team members and for us to explore some issue such as integrity, communication and credibility and also what it takes to be a good leader. The best part of the training I thought was it encourages a lot of discussions, especially the game part, so thank you very much. I think it would be a very good thing to have this training for your company” Jamie Wang, Head of Bids and Communications

Most touching question

The question that touched me and the participants the most was “write on a post-it the strength of each participant and give it to her/him”. What follows was amazing! Each spent minutes thinking what amazes them with their colleagues. Receiving these was equally touching, as one participant was sharing how she always dreamed to be strong at a particular skill but never thought she actually was. What touched her deeply was that more than 40% of the post-its she received were about that particular strength and fact that… she already has it.

Seeing teams getting their head together thinking about how to improve their organisation is always touching for me.

Would you like to see this magic moments happening in your team?


Author of this blog

Joël Vuadens-Chan

Founder & CEO of Swiss Leaders Group, certified trainer, speaker and coach, Executive Director and Member of the President’s Advisory Council of The John Maxwell Team

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Published by Joël Vuadens-Chan

I live in Bassersdorf, next to Zurich in Switzerland together with my wife, Olivia, and our two teenage sons and enjoy since 20 years to add value to people. Seeing people discovering their gifts, developing them and starting to make a difference in the society by using is the greatest joy for me. I have been coaching, training and supporting people in several non-profits, as well as in our jobs, and this is almost our second nature. I observed that good leadership is instrumental to the success of not only the employees individually, but also to the success of the team, department and company. After commerce and IT studies I have 25 years of experience in banking, IT and insurances industries, working in Switzerland, UK, part of virtual teams led from USA with frequent trips to USA, Germany and UK, speaking English, French and German, including Swiss German. I have also been serving in the last 20 years in several volunteer leadership functions in non-profit organisations. I have also completed MBA studies with a thesis on revenue-earned social enterprises. Our 2 teenagers are my passion as well and I especially love coaching them and helping them developing their skills and leadership skills. By extension, I love raising young leaders to take their place in the society, using their skills and strength to help others. I understand the complexity of international business life and are passionate to help people, including youth, finding their purpose, skills set and developing as excellent leaders leading teams and organisations that will attract the most skills and capable team members. As an Executive Director and a Member of the President Advisory Council of The John Maxwell Team and Member , I am certified to facilitate, speak, train and coach individuals and groups in the areas of leadership development, professional skills and personal growth. Trained and mentored by John Maxwell and mentors of his world-class faculty, I am equipped with the tools, resources and experience to help you and your team improve your productivity, performance and profitability. Whether you are looking for a facilitator for group workshops, corporate training in leadership, speaking, sales, or coaching skills for your leaders, or a speaker for your next event, I have access to exclusive content that is only available through a certified Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team to help you reach your goals and objectives.

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