Team Building Exercise #31

Self-management builds on your ability to control your emotions so that they don’t control you. Understanding your emotions and how to manage them is important in maintaining relationships and self-control. Exercise #31: Stay flexible and positively direct your behavior when you are experiencing different emotions.

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Team Building Exercise #30

By recognizing your emotions you can adjust your beliefs and attitudes which will lead to better behaviors, decisions and results. When you label the emotion you increase your mindfulness which allows you to observe your thoughts and feelings as they occur. Exercise #30: Make a list of your daily emotions.

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Team Building Exercise #29

We all want the opportunity to be heard. Take the time to put yourself in your team member’s shoes as an empathetic listener. Create a workplace where the speaker feels safe, acknowledged and valued. Exercise #29: Listen with empathy.

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Team Building Exercise #28

Asking What keeps us open to discovering new information about ourselves and helps us name our emotions. It is more future oriented and creates curiosity. Making the transition from Why to What can be the difference between victimhood and growth.Instead of asking ourselves:Why did this happen?We can ask:What can I do differently in the future?What…

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Team Building Exercise #27

There is non-stop commentary in our heads, and it is not always helpful. A little bit of self-talk can spiral into stress and depression. Pay attention to the way you respond to your successes and failures. Do you pass off your achievements as luck? And crucify yourself after failures? Positive and negative feedback-loops will form…

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Team Building Exercise #26

We are often critical of others while ignorant of our own flaws. Create a habit of acknowledging mistakes rather than making excuses. When we are accountable for a mistake it demonstrates responsibility, when we are honest about a mistake is shows we have integrity and when we are up front about the mistake it shows…

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Team Building Exercise #25

Understanding personality can help with appreciating differences in people, create an environment of cooperation and productivity, promote positive relationships, improve customer insight and positively affect practice culture. This also leads to greater self-awareness and self-acceptance. Exercise #25: Know your personality type. Take the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator test.

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Team Building Exercise #24

How do our actions (or inactions) affect other people? We have the opportunity to be a positive influence or a negative one. We have the choice. Most of the time we assess our behavior toward another. Take some time and reflect and evaluate how our behavior impacts our team members. Exercise #24: Measure the impact…

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Team Building Exercise #23

Keep a journal and track your progress. How would you rate your current level of self-awareness on a scale of 1-10? Reflect on how often you say regretful things, repeat bad habits, make absent-minded decisions and have negative thoughts. Set regular goals. Break big goals down into smaller milestones. Ask yourself at the end of…

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Team Building Exercise #22

We all have blind spots in our actions and behaviors. Ask for regular constructive feedback from a trusted team member or mentor that will tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. This helps cut through any self deceit and limited perspective. Exercise #22: Ask for regular constructive feedback.

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