How to build group trust? Leaders start here.

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Two weeks ago, we talked about the 5 dysfunctions that groups commonly face. In short, there are truly not many totally unique problems when it comes to group management. Almost everything comes down to what you’re doing or not doing to build group trust and encourage a depth of connection. Aside: maybe you immediately saw … Read more

Group Dysfunctions: Are these 5 happening in your group?

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Dysfunction junction, what’s your malfunction? We all remember the Schoolhouse Rock conjunction song, right? Anyone? Just us? Bueller? It all comes down to connection In the previous few posts, we’ve talked about how to keep group conflict healthy. We’ve talked about how establishing open feedback loops makes conflict manageable. Today, we’re going to talk about … Read more

Conflict is not the enemy: 3 strategies for healthy group conflict

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Healthy group conflict: secret’s in the sauce When it comes to group conflict, we rarely hear anyone CELEBRATING its inevitable existence. Often, we hear of people and groups trying to avoid it at all costs. BUT, we know that conflict is an unavoidable part of human connection. We know that healthy group conflict can lead … Read more

On To the Next One: The Group Leaders Guide to Succession Planning

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A part of leadership that too often goes unexamined is how to know WHEN to step down…and then how to pull the trigger with efficiency and grace.  When we read about succession planning it is often in the context of corporate America, but it is just as important in non-professional spheres. Just because you’re deeply … Read more

Creating feedback culture: Do’s, don’ts, and 11 questions to ask regularly

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Establishing the feedback loop The magic words for receiving feedback: curious, open, humble, resilient. If your group management process doesn’t already have dynamic feedback-sharing built in, it may take a little while to get the wheels turning. Be patient but be persistent. When you, the leader,  approach the group with genuine curiosity about how to … Read more

How to create compelling mission and vision statements for your group

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Meeting as a group to write your mission and vision statements is a great way to get everyone on the same page about the group’s goals and future. A group whose interests have become fractured because there is no collective understanding of the exact group charter is a group that may well fail. We highly recommend making this mission … Read more

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