Boost your small group collaboration with these 8 sentences [NVC pt. 2]

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FOR our intro to Nonviolent communication and why you might want to bring it to your group, click here. Nonviolent Communication is collaborative group communication Potato, po-tah-to! Last week we talked about the 4-step process of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). The point of adopting this communication strategy is two-fold: 1. Cut down on petty miscommunication issues, … Read more

Wired to connect: Up happiness by leaning into your social network

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Did you know that social connectedness is a better indicator of adult well-being than class, education level, and wealth? Are you aware of the sheer volume of data that show how incredibly vital social connections and quality relationships are to personal happiness? There’s a lot of data out there. Not only that, but in addition, … Read more

New Year’s Resolutions for Groups: Iterative Intentions for Leveling-up in 2021

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or, “This year will be our best year because…” 2020 was a toughie. A global pandemic, widespread economic anxiety, an unfinished cultural conversation on how to address race and class tensions in America. A lot of really heavy work. A lot of shades of, “well we smashed all of the toothpaste out of the tube. … Read more

How Smart Groups are Surviving 2020: Decentralizing Leadership Empowers Members

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We’re entering our 10th month of a global pandemic. It’s been disruptive to say the least. COVID has flattened our ability to move in the world freely, and to engage with our communities and families in the usual ways. The question for nonprofits, churches, recovery groups, and other active community organizations is how to be … Read more

“You want us to do what?”: 4 critical steps to getting the group to adopt new tech

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Keep the focus on what’s in it for them Getting the group to adopt new tech is a project. We get it. The luddites in the group are naturally suspicious of any new technology. Others think that if the old way is working well enough, why bother going to the fuss of putting new systems … Read more

Stuck in group email hell? 3 ways to eliminate inbox overload now

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Conducting group business using email alone, as many of us know, is an absolutely Herculean project. Group email hell is a real place. For leaders, the process requires full-time tending. They are forced to orchestrate and monitor every piece of communication with regard to scheduling and decision-making. For members, this collab-via-email “strategy” (if we want … Read more

5 top traits of servant leaders: adopt this style to boost your group

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“Don’t judge the day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson Out with the group hero, and in with the servant leader It’s a common story among small groups and startups: a charismatic and driven leader is leading the charge, driving change, saving the day, relishing in … Read more

Groupizy features Brene Brown: The Daring Greatly Leadership Manifesto

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“We are hardwired for connection, curiosity, and engagement…” You’re most likely familiar at least with the name, Brene Brown. Brown is a researcher, author, public speaker, professor who has spent her career focusing on courage and shame. Around here, we are big fans of her wildly popular book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be … Read more

Groupizy features TED: How Great Leaders Inspire Action with Simon Sinek

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Inspired group leaders understand (and communicate) their “why” What does it mean to embrace inspired group leadership? Last week, we talked about how leaders can stay motivated when their dedication to their role on the team is flagging hard. One of our suggestions was to lean into the questioning. We recommended that leaders do a … Read more