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A Team that Reflects Together … Rocks

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Event season is a fine time to integrate the practice of shared reflection.  When there is a lot of activity and active engagement
of many contributors, this is a prime
opportunity to expand and
strengthen your team.


What better way to
fortify an experience of
powerful teamwork and
commitment to the cause
than a quick session to
debrief your recent event. 
As our friends Joel and
Michelle Levey have said: 


  “Our capacity to thrive in an increasingly complex world

  is directly related to expanding our capacity to ‘source’

  a deeper wisdom and collective field of intelligence.”


 This much we know:


  • Your team possesses all the wisdom needed to achieve your goals, and

  • You won’t elicit that wisdom unless
    you invite it.


For a quick debrief, before you do anything
else, please 
CELEBRATE.  As part of your team
celebration, make a list together of everything
that went well and every positive gain!

Be sure to also tease out your process outcomes.
Ask yourselves:  "What are we gaining that will
make us more effective as a team?" Write it down. 


Then make a list of what can work better.

You don't need much time for this dialogue. The knowledge is fresh, so just quickly capture it on paper.


Shared reflection is a powerful tool. The more you elicit others' ideas, the more shared ownership you will build.  Folks will be delighted to acknowledge what went well and empowered to bring more of the team's collective potential to life in the future.

Consider closing with an appreciation exercise. One way to do this is to draw names and invite each person, in turn, to share "one thing I especially appreciate that [YOU] contributed to our event."   


Share what works.  We are delighted to celebrate and learn with you!

Tip of The Month – ARCHIVE


April 2017 – Are We Dancing Yet?

March 2017 – What Is Going On Here and How Can We Work With It?

February 2017 –  Are We Listening for What Is Trying to Happen?

January 2017  Designing Your Own Website, Without A Designer



December 2016 – Are We Facing Our Fears?

November 2016 – Have You Identified Your "Strategic Who?"

October 2016 – How Are You Watering Your Own Garden?

September 2016 – What Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation?

August 2016 – Shall We Dance?

July 2016 – Creating a Culture of Philanthropy

June 2016 – What Is Your Secret Sauce? 

May 2016 – Changing the World and Reporting It, One Butterfly at a Time

April 2016 – The Right Tool For The Right Job

March 2016 – Listening For What is Trying to Happen

February 2016 – How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

January 2016 – New Year. New Possibilities. Get On It. 


December 2015 – Trust: A Gift that Keeps on Giving

November  2015 – A Team that Reflects Together ... Rocks

October 2015 – Are You Contributing from Your Sweet Spot?

September 2015 – What Did You Do on Your Summer Vacation?

August 2015 – Emptying the Page to Empty the Mind

July 2015 – Emptying the Mind for New Insights

June 2015 – What do we do when our beautiful plans get derailed?

May 2015 – Who will Bring Your Plans To Life?

April 2015 – Planning with the Magic of Kairos Time

March 2015 – Vision Infused-Planning

February 2015 – Bringing Our Visions to Life

January 2015 – Visioning: We'll See It When We Believe It



December 2014 – Busting Out of the Habit of Critique

November 2014 – Enrolling Allies

October 2014 – Achieve Your Mission

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