For just a moment, I want you to imagine you're in the beginning phases of what could turn into a crucial or difficult conversation. You feel yourself getting offended. Maybe you notice you're beginning to disagree with what's being said by the other participant in the conversation. Your heartbeat begins to increase. You feel heat creeping into your earlobes or neck. You know that you WANT and maybe even NEED to say what's on your mind, but you just don't know how (without it being a complete bust). Chances are, if you're having the feeling of NEEDING to say what's on your mind, it's a gut instinct you should listen to. But actually following through with this instinct in an appropriate and positive way is challenging IF you don't have the right tools and strategies to practice! In this live, I'll be sharing about one of the most effective ways to "say what can't be said". More often than not, we feel we CAN'T say the things, when in reality, these are the things that SHOULD be said. And it CAN happen with the right strategies!
This is when you need to try "PERCEPTION CHECKING"! Check out this episode to learn about how to use perception checking to say the things your gut is urging you to make public. Scroll down to get the two resources mentioned in this episode!
But seriously... this is probably one of the biggest assumptions made about #teams and #collaboration. It's just not true! It is WONDERFUL when a team gets along- in fact, we WANT teams to get along. But we have to remember that just because a team "gets along" does not mean that true collaboration is taking place OR that they are being productive.
Catch yourself making this and other assumptions using "Assumption Look-For's"! Alissa Crabtree and I share in this LIVE Collaboration Convo all about other #assumptions people make AND what to look for to ensure you're NOT making these assumptions. Join us on YouTube to find out more!
Are you ready to talk about the "seven deadly assumptions"? Wondering what I mean by that? Let's see if any of these statements ring true for you or your teams:
☠️ Team gatherings feel like a waste of time because they are unproductive.
☠️My team spends the majority of our collaborative time together chatting about personal experiences, opinions, and personal plans.
☠️There is someone on our team (it could be me) that always has the best solution or idea.
☠️My teammates are late to meetings, unreliable, and/ or lack collaborative courtesy.
If you can say "yes" or "kind of" to any of these statements, assumptions may be getting in the way of cohesive teams and true collaboration! In this LIVE session, Alissa Crabtree share about the first four of the Seven Deadly Assumptions! Our hope is that you learn how to raise your awareness of assumptions that get in the way of collaboration, even when you THINK things are going well for teams! Be sure you grab the FREE download below!
We’ve got an interesting #collaboration convo for you in this session! I'm joined with my sons, Brian and Hayden, to hear their teenage perspective on what interests me most- #cohesive, vision-driven #teams. To make things fun, I've allowed them in this session to ask some personal questions that are completely unrelated to the work I do. This episode may or may not, but definitely does, include raw garlic…
Here are the questions we ask:
There is definitely a deleted scene in this episode! If you'd like to know what was deleted, comment below!!
Do you wonder sometimes why people put their time and effort into certain things? Things that you believe may not yield the greatest impact? What can we do to help #teachers and #instructionalleaders focus on what matters?
Join me as I chat with Amy Mason, former principal and founder of Aim2Educate, about time-sinks that get in the of way growth and impact. You'll leave our conversation reflecting on the right questions that help #educators take charge of their time so they focus on what matters most!
This session may help you consider:
?why teams and individuals put their time and effort into nice packaging but thin content
?what things leaders *believe* are impactful but reflect mismanaged time
?questions to ask to coach individuals and teams to de-implement practices that have little impact and, instead, focus on things that have a greater long-term impact
Welcome! I am Casey Watts- Collaborative Leader and Culture Changer!