Are stress, anger and conflict common themes in your organization?
Are deadlines being missed, accountability consistently dropped and a lack of understanding and/or rapport prevalent?
We have a new neuroscience-based tool for your toolbox that will help you gain new insights, develop the skill of stepping back, experiencing another’s map of reality and target specific behavior changes you want to make.
Before we dive into this new tool, let’s do a quick recap of proven tools and processes that were discussed in previous blogs that will help move your team from chaos to clarity.
Combining this new tool, with the proven tools and processes that we’ve discussed in previous blogs, will move your team from madness to momentum. So let’s get rid of office conflict.
Perceptual Position Makes The Difference
This is an exercise that our leadership coaching clients and their teams have found to be extremely helpful when conflict arises in their organizations. The first step is to create a list of the top three people that you have had less than optimal experiences with recently. Arrange three chairs in a room where you can have some privacy. Take a deep breath, work though the steps below and be prepared to gain some really cool insights.
Ready to move from madness to momentum? Let’s begin!
What did you experience? What did you see? What did you hear? What did you feel?
Take a moment to really internalize everything that you took away from that exercise. Don’t rush into doing this exercise again with the next name on your list. Give yourself some breathing room before you take action on the insights you gleaned.
After you have done this exercise with all of the names on your list, share this tool with your team. Give them the gift of understanding where their peers, direct reports and leaders are coming from. Remember to provide a safe place for them to take full advantage of the Perceptual Positions exercise.
There is no room for judgment here, there is only room for gaining insights and understanding.
Like you (the leader), your team will gain new insights, develop the skill of stepping back, experiencing another’s map of reality and target specific behavior changes they want to make.
The net-net? Your team will move past conflicts that are holding them back and increase or regain focus on their goals.
Enjoy leading your team from madness to momentum!