Business Analysis and Martial Arts have a lot of parallels. When individuals think of martial arts the first thing that probably comes to mind is fighting. That is actually not the main component of martial arts. Martial Arts is conditioning and using the mind correctly prior to learning the art. It's a progression and so is business analysis and leadership.
Business Analysis and Martial Arts are disciplines. Both disciplines have a foundation, techniques, skills and some type of transformation. Each component builds on each other over time. The foundation is the base and without it the other pieces will not work. The techniques are learned and each discipline has specific techniques that need to be leveraged in order to perform out the work. Then you have the skill. The skills applies the concepts of the techniques. The skill is what demonstrates how well you understand the techniques. Once you apply the concepts then comes the transformation. The transformation is quite powerful depending on how well you executed the other components prior to it.
As I have studied martial arts I have been able to use everything I've learned in martial arts in my BA and Leadership roles within my organization. I have created a framework that explains the foundation, techniques, skill sets and transformations of martial arts and business analysis.to demonstrate how business analysts can bring forth some phenomenal business transformations.
At the end of this workshop you will not only learn the parallels of each, but have some fun learning martial arts in the process. Who doesn't want to unlock your inner ninja?