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Workshop activities for building stronger teams

Here we have workshop activities for you that help you build stronger teams. Studies have shown that psychological safety is the most important factor in building effective teams.

What is psychological safety?

Psychological safety is the belief that you won’t be punished or humiliated for...

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Lessons from Google on how to run a successful team

Collaborative activity has increased significantly in the past two decades. Teams are an essential unit within an organization as well as how we function socially. 

 

Given the proliferation of teamwork, in 2012 Google took on the task of researching how to optimize...

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Creating a Fearless Organization

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How to Build Psychological Safety on Your Team

‘There’s no team without trust’ Paul Santagata, Head of Industry, Google. Quote via HBR

When it comes to team performance, Google discovered that...

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Eliminating Toxic Work Culture

How to eliminate toxic work cultures

 

A toxic work culture is one of the most debilitating situations a leader can have to deal with. 

 

It creeps in sometimes seemingly silently, permeates an organization quickly and leaves discontent, resentment, panic and chaos in its wake. It...

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How good are you at Understanding Others?

Did you know that Understanding Others is a competency that you can develop? We define the Understanding Others competency as, "Understanding the uniqueness and contributions of others." Who do you know who is highly skilled at Understanding Others?

With practice, you can grow and develop...

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Mission-Driven Non Profits and Their Challenge with Artificial Harmony

In one of his best books called, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business, Patrick Lencioni says,

“Nowhere does the tendency toward artificial harmony show itself more than in mission-driven non-profit organizations. People in those organizations tend to...

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Are you a socially regulated leader?

Social Regulation is your ability to influence the emotional clarity of others. You do this through a proficiency in managing relationships and building networks. There are numerous and varied abilities involved in building a network of good relationships. Leaders with high social regulation can...

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Are you a socially aware leader?

Social Awareness is the ability to understand the emotions of other people and how your words and actions affect them. Another name for this is empathy. When you are with another person, how well are you able to notice, understand and empathize with what they are feeling?

Everyone is in their...

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Are you a self-regulated leader?

Self-Regulation is the ability to control or redirect disruptive impulses and moods and the propensity to suspend judgment and think before acting. We have emotions about things as they happen, and our emotions may affect the decisions we make. Self-Regulation is a skill we use to manage our...

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Are you a self-aware leader?

Self-Awareness is the ability to recognize and understand your moods, emotions, and drives, as well as their effect on others. For a long time, emotions have been misunderstood and, in many cases, seen as something we need to control, ignore or work around in order to be most effective,...

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Are you an emotionally intelligent leader?

Now that we’ve reviewed DISC, the science of observable human behavior, and Driving Forces, the “why” that propels us into action, we’re going to explore Emotional Intelligence, which is also often referred to as EQ or “Emotional Quotient.”

Emotional...

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How often should I be meeting with my team?

We hear it over and over again, team meetings can be the worst! On the one hand, they can be a huge time suck and a major drain on creativity and productivity. On the other hand, without them, the members of our team often feel like they are falling out of the loop and overall connectivity...

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