Today on the podcast, Sara and Nathan discuss 10 questions our team used to take the pulse of our team mid-year. For a list of them head over to our blog. After you listen to this episode, try them out on your team and let us know how it went!
Team Building Philosophy
On this episode of the podcast, Linda Schubring and Nathan Freeburg talk about two traits that help build trust. Our thinking on this has been shaped by a book many of us on the team have read called, “No One Understands You and What to Do About It” by Heidi Grant Halverson. It’s about how our everyday interactions are colored by our subtle biases which distort how others see us and also shape how we see them. Or put another way, it’s about understanding perception and judgment. One of the key quotes in the book is ”we judge other people by how we perceive them. But we want to be judged by our intentions.”
When it comes to creating team building activities that actually work, we have found the best ones to be simple, repeatable, and sustainable. Brian shares three lessons to illustrate how to introduce professional best practices while using StrengthsFinder language to prompt team conversations and application.
At Leadership Vision, we apply a descriptive approach to understanding individuals’ Strengths. No one will ever operate in their Strengths in quite the way you do. You cannot be replicated! Your upbringing, family structure, and culture all have a profound impact on the way your Strengths have developed in you. This is why your Strengths may not look like the same Strengths of others.
How do your Strengths work differently in your groups or teams? Steph reflects on this question and shares the steps you can take to build a strength based culture in a team environment.