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Seek Transformation - A Quick Conversation
For weeks after birth, a caterpillar eats continuously; growing nearly 100 times its initial size before it spins itself into a chrysalis. Within the chrysalis, the caterpillar’s robust body completely breaks down into a DNA soup, where it takes several more weeks to reform into a beautiful, adult butterfly. Like the foraging caterpillar, a team spends time nourishing their group culture in order to prosper. However, in order to evolve even further, there comes a time when even the strongest teams need to break down and transform their fundamental team roles, structure, processes, goals, and vision in order to grow.
Must Do's As a Mentor
There are some "must do’s” that will help you be a successful mentor. Having an open communication channel between you and your mentee is a must!
A Real Team Player...Not (from Bad Apples™)
Dealing with a dysfunctional team member. It's tough when a coworker doesn't want to be a team player. There are ways to address issues and get things back on track.
Ask Fact and Feeling Questions
Asking questions to understand a problem
Clarify Goals and Identify Concerns
The importance of knowing what you want to achieve in order to solve problems.
Have a Plan, Work the Plan
Planning and organizing for results (increased productivity).
It Takes a Team!
Working with others to achieve results; making meetings effective
What Should I Do First?
Effectively managing shifting priorities.
Team Spark: Proverb - Don't Look at the Mistake
Spark team communication around root cause analysis and correcting workplace mistakes.
Team Spark: Proverb - Expecting Different Results Without Change Is Unrealistic
Spark team communication around project or team turnaround without careful analysis of the current situation - and understanding what might need to change in order to achieve the results expected.
Team Spark: Proverb - Planning Needs to Be Paired with Action
Spark team communication on we can empower the key action oriented team members to help us know when to move forward.
Team Spark: Proverb - Work With What You Have
Spark team communication on being creative and getting the job done with limited resources.
I Can A.C.E. That Problem
Review and reinforce the A.C.E. It!™ problem-solving model.
Johnny the Bagger® - Final Thought
How to provide service from the heart
Article: Mortgaging the Future
Goals are mostly a good thing, but what happens when personal or corporate goals mortgage the future for short-term gain? At what point do we recognize the folly and re-think our strategy?
Article: The Beauty of Reframing
This article looks at examples of reframing – of looking at an issue from a broader perspective that can help us move through life without feeling blindsided every time the unexpected happens. When we re-frame a difficult occurrence, we open our minds to positive outcomes and possibilities.
Service from the Heart
An engaging video that shares the powerful truths about the positive difference from-the-heart service can make for everyone who does business with your organization.
Looking for a smart way to kick off a training session? Launch a meeting? In just four minutes, using music, animated text and graphics, this thought-provoking video will instruct, inspire and definitely stimulate discussion about motivation and setting and achieving goals.
Mentoring 201™ - The Next Steps for Success
A mentor is one of any organization’s greatest resources. Having a committed mentor is a key factor to improving employee engagement - and we know that good engagement means employees will stay longer and their contributions increase. Mentoring 201 takes a closer look at some key elements of the mentor/mentee relationship that includes: planning for a successful discussion, setting goals, identifying career paths and establishing development needs.
Mentoring 101™ - The Basics
When you’re a mentor, you’re really like a coach… someone who can speak from experience… a resource that can give insight, even tips - that will help someone else be successful at what they’re doing. Some organizations have official mentors while others have an informal approach to mentoring. No matter how it happens, as a mentor, you’re filling a vital role to the on-going success of your organization.