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Team leadership

Coaching, training and advice for leaders who want their teams to collaborate based on trust and creativity.

Do you want your team to be outperforming all others?

Let’s go back to the last time when you had to deliver a difficult message to one of your team members. How did you do it? And did you do it in the first place? If you did, were you honest? Brutally honest? Also about how this made you feel?

Most of us shy away from providing honest feedback and sharing our own feelings about it. We are scared about what others would think of us. We feel a lack of mutual trust or are afraid that we would break the good relationship. Recognize this?

When you share honest feedback ànd your personal feelings about this feedback, you feel vulnerable and afraid about the reactions of others. So, you don’t share this crazy idea you have, which might become the next innovation. You are afraid to be honest and stick out your neck to risk something.

You keep yourself from going ‘all in’ on your job.

Moreover, these ‘protect my vulnerability’ reflexes also keep you from building trust with your colleagues. You go to work, wearing your protective armor, making sure that no one can hurt you. And with all these protections in place, you are missing the basis to build a trusting relationship with your colleagues. You get more isolated and the right setting to develop a blaming culture is created, as nobody is ever showing any mistake.

This culture of self-protection and blaming-others can be countered by listening to each other, by listening to the story behind the story. By communicating in a respectful way about all the good stuff and the bad stuff. By showing your own vulnerability and creating trust. By learning from mistakes and transforming failures into a necessary step for growth.

This will create a culture based on mutual trust and respect, where communication is done based on the needs of all involved. This also creates a safe environment where you can be who you really are, without the need to pretend. On top of that, your team will be creative, because they know that failure is considered as feedback on the road to success.

So, start to listen to your team and to grow trust in your organization. You will be amazed what your team will be able to realize, when they know they are working in a safe place!

Recognize this?

  • You don’t feel comfortable speaking your ideas or giving feedback
  • You are afraid of your colleagues’ reactions and what they might think of you
  • You believe you must hide your mistakes, so that you don’t get punished
  • You always have to be strong and be right
  • You feel that making mistakes is not an option

Expected results

Culture of trust

Working relationships built on mutual trust, respect and understanding. You will be able to count on all your colleagues to do what they say and say what they do.

Emotionally safe working environment

You will feel safe to be who you really are, without the need to pretend or to please others. You will be able to count on your colleagues to support you when you need it, without blame or ridicule.

Free flow of creativity and expression

Experimenting and making mistakes will be part of everyday life. You will see new ideas arising and creativity will flourish.

Culture of trust

Working relationships built on mutual trust, respect and understanding. You will be able to count on all your colleagues to do what they say and say what they do.

Emotionally safe working environment

You will feel safe to be who you really are, without the need to pretend or to please others. You will be able to count on your colleagues to support you when you need it, without blame or ridicule.

Free flow of creativity and expression

Experimenting and making mistakes will be part of everyday life. You will see new ideas arising and creativity will flourish.

Program

3 days of training and groupcoaching

We will conduct 3 days of training and group coaching in small groups. During these days, you will discover new ways of communicating, how to build relationships which are built on mutual trust and how to motivate your team members to use their talents and excel at everything they do.

5 individual coaching sessions

During your individual coaching sessions, we will elaborate on topics which might still be difficult for you personally or explore situations in which you might still be stuck. Your internal resistance and thought patterns will be considered and you will create your own strategy for success.

Workbook and exercises

You will receive a personal workbook with questions and exercises to guide you through the process. It will be your future reference when you feel you might be slipping into previous patterns of communication or putting on armors against your vulnerability.

3 days of groupcoaching:

1

Communicate with respect

You will discover new ways of communicating, including how to listen to your team and seek to understand before being understood. We will provide ways of giving feedback which are aligned with your personal beliefs and with respect for the other and your relationship. You will learn how to connect with others when you are in communication.

2

Build trusting relationships

You will understand the relationship between trust and vulnerability and how to overcome your fear of being vulnerable. You will learn how to build teams who trust each other and how they deliver better results (1+1=3).

3

Motivate your team through talents

On our last day, we will investigate how people flourish and thrive when they can work using their talents. You will create strategies for getting the best out of your team members, all while they love working in your team. We will also develop guidelines for how to ensure that your team keeps on growing and getting better. Doesn’t that sound like music to your ears?

3 days of groupcoaching:

1

Communicate with respect

You will discover new ways of communicating, including how to listen to your team and seek to understand before being understood. We will provide ways of giving feedback which are aligned with your personal beliefs and with respect for the other and your relationship. You will learn how to connect with others when you are in communication.

2

Build trusting relationships

You will understand the relationship between trust and vulnerability and how to overcome your fear of being vulnerable. You will learn how to build teams who trust each other and how they deliver better results (1+1=3).

3

Motivate your team through talents

On our last day, we will investigate how people flourish and thrive when they can work using their talents. You will create strategies for getting the best out of your team members, all while they love working in your team. We will also develop guidelines for how to ensure that your team keeps on growing and getting better. Doesn’t that sound like music to your ears?

Are you interested?