My family made a Harlem Shake video to celebrate Easter. Obviously. Do I really have to explain what the Harlem Shake has to do with Easter? Maybe so, but would it help if I point out the resurrection at the end of our video?
Some thoughts about what this has to do with leadership and communication:
- The family (or team) that plays together, stays together.
- Despite that it’s beating a dead horse to make a Harlem Shake video, people who know us really enjoy and love this video. They’ve seen many Harlem Shake videos; but they’ve never seen our particular version of this silliness. Making it personal can be worth a lot of emotional capital for those you’re seeking to engage.
- The tarp scene surprises people. Sometimes one little twist is all that’s needed to freshen up something that’s gotten old.
It may seem easy to make a video like this. But I can assure you that it required masterful leadership, brilliant creativity, significant cinematography skills, and a lack of shame.
Happy Easter from the Lahey Fam and the Engaging Leader team!