Today on the Leadership Vision podcast, you’re going to hear Brian and Nathan reflect on our latest training, about 18 hours after it wrapped up and was fresh in their minds! We recently completed our first Team Leadership & Facilitation training cohort, and can’t wait to share what it is, how it went, and what we learned. Listen now!
Today on the podcast, Brian Schubring and I are talking about why we spend so much time focused on teams. We unpack five things that are incredibly important to team health. It’s our why; why we do this work. When we work with groups, we help them move through normal dynamics and functions that every team experiences. We also want teams to put into practice some lessons that we’ve learned on how teams function well together.
There’s something here that you might be able to take back to your team right away and try to implement.
We are often asked by managers and supervisors to work with certain Teams because they are having trouble or in crisis. As consultants, it can feel a bit like untangling a chain; every kink and knot is connected, but you really do not know where to begin. Regardless, it is imperative to create a shared experience that will help Teams to re-align their purpose, recalibrate their objectives and re-structure their practices. Today Aleasha shares a few ways to make this happen.
At Leadership Vision, we constantly seek to innovate our approach by connecting best practice in other domains to the integration of Strengths. Recently, we have been layering Strengths with behavioral science. A ‘cognitive miser’ is someone who finds different ways to save time and effort when negotiating the social world. We revert time and again, to the thinking pathway we know the best: a shortcut. When using Strengths with Teams, it is necessary to create opportunities for individuals to begin to excavate personal assumptions and biases to allow people to recognize their own Strengths ShortCuts. Keep reading as Aleasha gives examples how to do this.
2015 was a great year for Leadership Vision. We grew our team by three, took on several new clients, and launched an online offering of our core offering. A big theme we kept coming back to was team. Not only in the way we thought about and intentionally grew our own team, but the way we worked with other teams has changed as well. Teams are vitally important to any organization. Drilling into our google analytics, it was obvious that this is what our readers cared about as well. Keep reading to learn our five most searched and shared articles from 2015. All of them, in some way, reference Strengths work with teams.