Team Building Exercise #41

What is your reason for being? What is the purpose behind your passion? The Japanese call this your Ikigai. It is what drives you and gets you up in the morning. They believe it to be a combination of four elements: What you love, what you are good at, what the world needs and what…

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Team Building Exercise #40

Having assumptions confines us from seeing another perspective. It allows us to become critical of others and self which leads us to a place of self-deception and self-betrayal. Assumptions make us feel safe. We use them to justify, explain, and to understand. With assumptions we look for solutions rather than resolutions. Stay curious and listen…

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Team Building Exercise #39

Play at work is more than just casual Friday, board games in the break room, or telling jokes. Play is about creating a feeling of curiosity that allows you to approach problems as opportunities. Exercise #39: Invite more play into the practice.

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Team Building Exercise #38

We often feel that when we ask for help we are weak or not smart enough to solve the problem ourselves. Asking for help gives us a chance to connect, value a team member or colleague and provides an opportunity to optimize your time and skills. Exercise #38: Ask for help.

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Team Building Exercise #37

Checking-in is a simple way to invite team members in a group to be present, seen and heard and to express a reflection or a feeling. It helps bring focus, vision and accountability. How do I feel right now?What am I excited about?What are you worried about?What am I bringing to this group?How do I…

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Team Building Exercise #36

Promote a practice culture that supports life-long learning and curiosity. This helps maintain high standard of productivity, helps keeps team knowledgeable and motivated, invigorates the practice and boosts confidence and satisfaction. Exercise #36: Prioritize a learning opportunity for the entire team.

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Team Building Exercise #35

By setting collaborative goals, you will motivate your team, invest in personal and practice development, prepare a strategy for reaching the goals and create benchmarks to measure your success. Write goals down on paper- it makes them real and tangible. Use SMART goals to help you: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time Bound. Goals help you,…

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Team Building Exercise #34

As leaders, pausing enables us to evaluate what we should and should not get involved with, how to more effectively empower others to be their best and creates resilience as leaders. Take time to pause physically, mentally and emotionally. Get yourself grounded. Clear your “full plate” of what binds your conscience with self-deception and open…

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Team Building Exercise #33

An innovative practice is open to energizing and encouraging the creativity of their team. You do not need to have all the ideas yourself but create an environment that encourages your team to come up with them. In an innovative culture, collaborative team members know that their ideas are valued and believe that it is…

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Team Building Exercise #32

Organizational awareness is understanding the working, structure and culture of a practice as well as external factors such as social, political and economic issues. Understanding organizational awareness is critical to managing proactive change in the practice. This sense improves employment decisions, team building, communication, culture, leadership effectiveness, productivity and unity in the workplace. Exercise #32:…

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