Wednesday, September 5, 2018

“Think about it – pro wrestling as an Olympic sport would be pretty cool. Look at figure skating or gymnastics – what is it? It’s a choreographed performance that is judged.”
– Chris Jericho –

It’s the Wednesday of a four day work week and you already need a break – so let’s talk about “kayfabe” – an insider term used by the professional wrestling industry to describe someone not breaking character.

As a leader, you need to understand and be able to selectively apply kayfabe. This doesn’t mean that you should pretend to be someone you’re not. Instead, it requires you to recognize that leadership occasionally means playing different roles and engaging in a bit of performance art.

So sit back, relax and click here for a fun five minute video on “The Art of Pro Wrestling” that includes a brief exploration of kayfabe.