Learning Through Fun: Part 2

Welcome to the Leadership Vision Podcast where we share our expertise in the discovery, practice, and implementation of a strengths-based approach to people, teams, and culture.

Our team likes to have fun. We laugh a lot, we tell jokes, and generally, try to keep things light when we’re together. Despite our physical distance, we’re closer than most teams – we tend to share some of the ups and downs of life with one another. Our team also shares goofy stuff and tends to know random facts about one another.

This podcast episode is the second part of a two part series where we give you a little glimpse into our team. You can listen to the first part here, or if you don’t want to do that, here’s a quick recap:

A few months ago, we were testing out new podcast equipment and decided we should have five of us on one episode. It ended up that I got to chat with Sara, Linda, Carrie, and Steph. Someone found a list of 50 questions you should ask kids, and we just started asking each other random questions. Like literally they gave me a number and I read them a question. I even answered some of them too.

The second half here, like the first, is mostly free of the normal production we do in the editing process. There are three reasons for this:

  1. We believe strongly that teams who have fun together are more productive, and ultimately, stay together longer. We think this episode illustrates a little bit of that, and hope it will inspire you to find ways to keep things fun on your team.
  2. It shows how simple it is to get conversations going with your team members. Even a superficial starting question can lead to a much more in-depth discussion and ways of knowing one another.
  3. Strengths. At the end, we make the turn to talk about Strengths. It’s important to note that you can use whatever you have in front of you to make Strengths-based observations of people — even a list of 50 random questions. You shouldn’t assume what those connections are, always ask the person you’re talking to for affirmation, but it’s a great starting point.

If you do this activity on your team, we’d love to hear how it goes. Please drop us a line here, or leave a comment in the show notes.

About The Leadership Vision Podcast

The Leadership Vision Podcast is a weekly show sharing our expertise in the discovery, practice, and implementation of a strengths-based approach to people, teams, and culture. We believe that knowing your Strengths is only the beginning. Our highest potential exists in the ongoing exploration of our talents. Subscribe to the Leadership Vision Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Please contact us if you have ANY questions about anything you heard in this episode or if you’d like to talk to us about helping your team understand the power of Strengths.