Theme Three

Talking to your Team

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The third part of the plan builds your practical conversation skills. Feedback, difficult conversations, decision making, collaboration, coaching & mentoring, and optimising a team’s performance through conversation. 

It’s where the deep self-work of the first two parts finds real outward expression.  Even excellent communicators find new approaches, attitudes and perspectives here.  Teams that have these skills embedded in their culture are wired for success, resilience and impact.

or read on for a description of the sessions in Theme Three, and the follow-up work suggested between sessions


Theme Three Sessions

Feedback

Taking the fear and mystery out of feedback to make it a normal part of daily conversation

Follow-up
Give two pieces of feedback

Advanced Feedback

Learning new attitudes to feedback, assumptions to check and possibilities to create

Follow-up
Give two pieces of masterful feedback

Decision Making

Exploring different styles and structures of decision


Follow-up
Recognise and discuss decison-making styles
Interview your team individually

Optimising team Performance

Discovering the strengths of your team, exploring possibility and impact of redesign


Follow-up
Redesign your team, reassign tasks


(Not) Difficult Conversations

Effective conflict and performance discussions

Follow-up
Have the conversations you’ve been avoiding

Hacking team Meetings

Using regularly-scheduled times to use your best people help make your biggest leader decisions

Follow-up
Solve a big issue by hacking it

Coaching Skills

Refine your listening, sharpen your questions: leading beside your people

Follow-up
Have two coaching conversations

Thought Partnership

Designing & identifying peer mentors and learning to create a few relationships of deep mutual trust

Follow-up
Build a thought partnership


Theme Review

Teach-back session to review what you’ve learned from this theme, and the effects you’re seeing from putting it into practice