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LYM Daily

Why You Need to Run Your Team Like a Pirate

Ahoy, matey!!! In honor of “Talk like a Pirate Day” today — yes, that’s a real thing! — I’d like to share a fact about pirates that’s going to shock you…

Pirate captains would make GREAT team leaders — minus their negative habits of course!

At Live Your Message, we’re all about learning from everyone — taking what works and dropping what doesn’t — so let’s look at what pirates can teach us about running a team.

Pirates are portrayed as rebellious, lawless thieves and murderers in books and movies and while that’s mostly true, they can also teach us a great deal about running a team.

The core lesson? Pirates are — surprisingly — ALL about fairness and equality!

They believe every member of the crew has equal rights. The captain doesn’t hoard a larger chunk of treasure for himself. Loot or in pirate speak “booty” is divided equally, among crew members.

This creates trust and loyalty and also the kind of unified team work — focused on shared goals — that most of us can only dream about!

How can you adopt some of these ideas to be a better team leader? Leave a comment!

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About the Author Marisa Murgatroyd

Marisa is the founder of Live Your Message, where she turns entrepreneurs into Online Superheroes, and the creator of Start With You where she helps people just like you to discover the business they're meant to build, not just the business they can build. At 4’11 and a quarter, she’s called the shortest woman in marketing — and that doesn’t stop her from having huge ideas. She’s the “go to” brand builder for industry luminaries and heavyweights such as Justin Livingston, Callan Rush, Danny Iny, Alexis Neely and Susan Peirce Thompson. Marisa helps entrepreneurs create a business that is authentic and aligned with who they are, to empower them to turn up the dial on their “inner superhero”, so they can be the superhero to their tribe, as well as in their own lives.

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