Is your team closed to new ideas?
Is your team resistant to change?
If yes, then this learning note is for you! It will provide you with some great tips for inspiring your team to be more open, creative and welcoming of change.
Key Learning Points
- create openness
- encourage positive behaviours
- lead with a clear purpose
Lead, inspire, lead some more.
Give it everything you have.
- Can you listen more and speak less?
- If your team could choose anything, what would it be?
- Can you see any gaps in your own thinking?
- What is possible for your team now?
- What would give your team the most joy?
- What is your vision?
- What is the greater purpose behind your team’s journey?
- How can you adopt a beginner’s mindset?
- How can you support my team to do the same?
What will you do today to create openness?
I’d love to hear from you, how do you encourage your team to be open? What is your biggest takeaway? What advice do you wish you had when you first became a leader to help your team be more open?
Let me know by commenting right here. I love to hear all of your comments, they inspire and motivate, so please share any thoughts you have 🙂
For extra reading, I recommend reading Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki.
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“Please grant me coffee to change the things I can, and yoga to accept the things I can’t”
It just makes me feel ready for work when I’ve had a cup of really good coffee before leaving the house.
Each morning I start with a cup of coffee (sometimes with ghee, sometimes black) ground and brewed fresh in my french press. I usually drink Market Lane coffee because they have that magic combination of quality, community and beauty in their coffee. I love how each bag of coffee arrives with a little card telling me about the people who work to make such beautiful coffee. I also love their subscription service so I am never at risk of running out of coffee. I use a Bodium coffee grinder (a red one) to grind fresh coffee to create that perfect cup.
Meditation and yoga work for me a bit like coffee, it creates a gap in doing things.
Each Sunday afternoon, I finish my weekend at Warrior One with a combined Yin Yoga and meditation practice. This is a really peaceful way to end the weekend and start the week. When I am in high pressure mode at work I practice yoga or meditation in the morning for 10 minutes to start off feeling open for the day ahead. When I’m less busy, my practice becomes less habitual but I find regular meditation and yoga keeps me mentally open, ready and quiet mindeded which I love.
Now, I’d love to hear from you.
What do you love to do to keep positive and open for the day and week ahead?
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