Triangle Leader Resources

Leaders who successfully complete this process are guaranteed to be included in the next month's hiring cycle and Members have a 50% chance of being hired.

What are the top things a Triangle Leader should do?

  • Be consistent
  • Brief communication - do not be overly wordy
  • Clarity - 3 steps of looking ahead
  • Ask questions
  • Plan to spend 15-30 minutes each day on Triangle activities
  • Spend 2/3 of time doing actual individual task work and 1/3 of time helping, sharing, reading and providing feedback on others' task work

  • Follow the Triangle Checklist.
  • Pay close attention to details and instructions.
  • If there is something you cannot answer, ask the Triangle Talent Team Leader.
  • Keep all deadlines.
  • Keep track of your Triangle's progress.
  • Communicate regularly with your Triangle members.
  • Do not give your members all the work all at once.

  • Day 1 - In one word, how do you feel right now? We call this a One Word Open.
  • Day 2 - Why did you decide to join a Lifebushido Triangle and start this adventure with strangers around the world?
  • Day 3 - What is your most treasured memory?
  • Day 4 - Who do you admire most and in what way does that person inspire you?
  • Day 5 - What one thing do you most like about yourself?
  • Day 6 - What was the riskiest decision you ever made in your life?
  • Day 7 - What is the greatest accomplishment in your life, so far?
  • Day 8 - Open choice question: Make up your own question and answer it to help Triangle Members get to know you better.
  • Day 9 - What have you learned about yourself, about your Triangle Members, and about Lifebushido in your first week in a Lifebushido Triangle?
  • Day 10 - In one word, how do you feel right now? We call this a One Word Close

A great way to break the ice and give your group some fun tasks is through personality and virtues quizzes. Have your group share their results with one another.

On Day 5, the Leader will send the Rate Recruits by Resume email to all members and have each member complete this task. Instructions and an Email Template can be found at the Recruit Ratings Resume page.

  • On Days 1-10, the Triangle Leader can read over the instructions for the Talk to Agents Project.
  • On Days 10-20, the Triangle Leader can complete the Talk to Agents Project.
  • On Days 20-30, the Triangle Leader can have the Triangle Members complete the Talk to Agents Project.

It’s not an easy thing to do, but the reality of being a Leader is that at some stage over the 30 days, you may be in a position where you will be obliged to ask a Member of your Triangle to leave.

Changing Triangles

Leaving a Triangle does not mean a Member has lost the opportunity to work for Lifebushido. They have options:

  1. If they leave your Triangle within days 1 – 10, they can approach another Triangle Leader by email and ask to join their Triangle.
  2. If they leave your Triangle within days 11 – 30, they can try again the following month and become either a Triangle Leader or a Member again.

There could also be a situation where you feel that a member is totally unacceptable and would be too difficult for another Triangle to work with and that they should not be given the opportunity to work for Lifebushido. In this circumstance, send an email with details of the issues to:

Guidelines For Removing a Member

A Triangle must have a minimum of 3 members at the end of the 30-day period.

  • The removal of a Member is at the sole discretion of the Leader.
  • Members also have the right to remove a Leader if they feel the Leader is not doing their part.
  • Leaders should assess their Members at Days 5, 10, 15, 20 or as needed.
  • The information below will give you guidelines on determining whether a Member should be removed.
Prior to Day 1

If you have accepted a Member into your Triangle and you find out before the tasks start that the Member and you are not a good fit for whatever reason, the procedure is:

  • Inform the Member you are not confident they are in the correct Triangle.
  • Contact the Triangle Talent Team Leader about a change in placement for them.
  • Communication with the Member should always include cc'ing:
Warning Signs

The following warning signs may signify that a Triangle Member needs to be removed:

  • Lack of participation
  • Lack of positive energy
  • Less than 100% commitment
  • Fails to follow instructions
  • Fails to communicate in a timely fashion
Removal Procedure

If a member exhibits all or any of the above behavior, the procedure is:

You do not have to struggle with an uncooperative Member or feel obliged to keep an unproductive Member in your Triangle. At any stage of the process they can be asked to leave.
This is an example of an e-mail to Remove A Member that had fallen away from the Recruit Triangle for unknown reasons:

Example Remove a Member Email

Dear Member:

I wanted to let you know I appreciated your immediate response to a late request to have a 1:1 conference call in the very beginning of this process. I also want to commend you on the exuberance at which you seemed to have in doing the individual recruit tasks. I think you have overcome many obstacles in your life and are doing great.

However, I feel that your involvement in the creative team project has really been lacking. In the last 5-6 days we had a thread of at least 7 e-mails directly related to the project and a few e-mails regarding the communication method for our conference call yesterday. I realize that earlier last week you were experiencing Internet connection issues; I do not know if that is the reason why there has been no response from you on any those communications. Since we hadn’t heard from you; we re-delegated tasks for the creative project - everyone else on the team making up for your part of the project. In essence the team feels that you ‘dropped out’.

I am not sure what your intentions are because we haven’t heard from you; but I feel that at this point I will have to remove you from the Triangle. I know that you have much to offer, have great creativity, have great spurts of energy and seem to be a truly sincere person. I wish you all the best and hope that you are able to find the right fit very soon.


Triangle Leader

  • Once you understand the items on this page, download the Triangle Checklist and complete each item by the end of your 30-day process.
  • lifebushido_recruiting/triangles/leader_resources.txt
  • Last modified: 2018/12/31 00:11
  • by johnmiller