Goals Insight - Insights E-zine

June 2010

Volume VIII, Number 6

 
In this E-Zine:
  A Few Notes From Cheryl
  Feature Article
  Upcoming Workshops and Teleclasses
  About Cheryl and Goals InSight
 

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A Few Notes From Cheryl

This Month’s Feature Article:  I hope you enjoy this month’s article, as it is an introduction to this month’s teleclass!

June 23 Teleclass:  “Mindful Leaders, Mindful Teams: Be the Change You Want for Your Team!” Are you expecting your team to do something different than what they’re doing, but you’re not sure how to inspire them to do so? Do you see opportunities for your team to be more present and really listening to each other so that they can be more productive in the long run? Do you see an opportunity for yourself to slow down a little, in order to more fully connect with your team? If so, you are welcome to join us for this month’s teleclass to learn how to be a role model for the behavior you want for your team, so that all of you can be more successful in your work together. See information below or on our Speaking page for details and to register for this f-r-e-e teleclass to help you and your team be more successful!

Warmest regards,


Cheryl

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Feature Article:  New Role, New Team: Who Will You Be?

I’ve been coaching teams and individuals lately where there have been recent changes in team configurations as well as roles (e.g. merged teams due to reorganization, promotion into new leadership roles, etc.).   While change can sometimes bring up uncertainty and/or a few concerns, it can also be a very exciting time, because it can be a “clean slate” for everyone involved…an opportunity to start from scratch and create what you want moving forward!

If you are part of a team that was recently restructured, or if you were recently promoted or appointed to a new role, congratulations! It’s time to get clear on who you want to be, and then move forward toward being that person.

Who do you want to be?


In the new team configuration, who do you want to be as a team member and/or leader? Below are some questions to help you explore this question, based on your particular situation.

If you are a team member on a new/merged/different-in-some-way team than where you were before:

  1. Who do you want to be as a team member? In other words, how do you want to show up in your interactions and communications with the rest of the team?

  2. What can others count on you for? How will you let them know that they can count on you for those things?

  3. What do you want to be known for on the team?

  4. What do you want to be known for with the rest of your organization?

  5. How would you describe your teamwork skills and abilities?

  6. What aspects of your teamwork would you like to continue developing or improving?

If you were recently promoted or appointed as a new leader:

  1. Who do you want to be as a leader? In other words, how do you want to show up in your interactions and communications with the rest of the team as your team’s designated leader?

  2. If this is a new role for you, what kind of support will you need from your team as you navigate this new role? What kind of support will you need from others outside the team?

  3. What can your team members count on you for?

  4. What do you want to be known for with your team?

  5. What do you want to be known for with the rest of your organization?

  6. How would you describe your leadership style?

  7. What aspects of your leadership style would you like to continue developing or improving?

How will you become the team member or leader you want to be?


Now that you have more clarity from the questions above about WHO you want to be, you can get clear on your intentions and “next steps” to determine HOW you will get there:

  1. What do you need to do differently to get from where you are today to where you want to be?

  2. What changes in your mindset are you willing to make to get there?

  3. What actions are you willing to take to get there?

  4. What resources or support will you need from others to help you get there (remember, you don’t have to do it alone!)?

What will you commit to?


This is where the rubber meets the road – what is one thing that you will commit to doing, in order to help you get one step closer to becoming the team member or leader that you want to be? Will you do it?

There is no time like the PRESENT! I invite you to make a commitment to yourself and your team with at least one action step that you will take, and notice the magic that happens once you start changing your mindset and start taking action!

We’re Here to Help


We always appreciate your feedback and love to hear how you implement these ideas, so feel free to let me know. If you could use some leadership support, or if your team could benefit from some help with their recent team configuration changes, we’d be happy to set up a complimentary consultation to discuss your needs. We’re here to help you and your team be successful!

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Upcoming Workshops

"Mindful Leaders, Mindful Teams: Be the Change You Want for Your Team!"

2010 Teleclass Series


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern

During this teleclass, you will learn how to:

  • Get clarity on WHO you want to be with your team – what type of team member? What type of leader?
  • Determine WHAT you need to do differently to be that person
  • Determine HOW you can inspire others on your team to be their best
  • Create specific intentions / action plans for intentional leadership and teamwork to yield successful results!

For more details and to register click HERE

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"Reduce Project Stress and Complications:
Critical Communication Factors Beyond the Project Plan"

Project Management Institute – San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

5:30 to 9:00 pm

Sir Francis Drake Hotel – 450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA

In order to successfully execute on project deliverables, project management professionals must rely on their teams to function at full capacity to achieve needed results - high-performing teams which have achieved highly-effective modes of communicating are critical! Special tools such as team agreements, understanding how to avoid non-toxic behaviors and many other communication tools for success create these effective communication dynamics.

For more details and to register click HERE

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Team Building Events and Off-Site Meetings:

Could your team use some help to be more cohesive?
Is it time to enhance your team's relationships and productivity?

Some teams know that something isn't working, but they don't know exactly what that is or how to improve it. Some organizations hold team building seminars and employee retreats because they know it's time to enhance their teams' productivity and relationships. Do either of those statements describe you/your team? If so, and if you haven't already contacted us to discuss your needs, feel free to give us a call to see if we can help you.

We offer a variety of programs to enhance the performance of your teams as well as improve the ways in which your teams interact, so we invite you to visit our Team Building, Training and Seminar page. This is a great way to show appreciation for your team and enhance their productivity, thereby improving the bottom line for your organization!

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About Goals InSight

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