For a company, for a team, to be highly successful in the fast pace of our business, everyone must evolve into a new paradigm of conscious teamwork and personal leadership.
These are the 7 skills to develop:
1- Alignment in shared goals and vision: The team members have consciously created shared goals and aligned them with their personal goals. Everyone understands the purpose of their work and how it aligns with the team and the vision of the company.
2- Conscious culture: They know who they are as a team, having shared beliefs and values that empower them to achieve success. They know the principles that they stand for and, are aware of their limiting beliefs and behaviours.
3- Learning mindset: They show up with a curious mindset ready to learn from each other’s points of view, instead of being right, controlling or defending their own. They are open to learning from each other’s perspectives, so that they become more resourceful and creative, as it fosters great collaboration and inclusion.
4- Clear expectations: They are aware of the “unspoken contracts,” therefore they are open and vulnerable to share their expectations and ask what other members’ expectations are. They make sure that everyone is on the same page so that they avoid misunderstandings and have aligned focus.
5- Intentional communication: The team is very self-aware of the benefits of embracing intentional communication:
- They have strong listening skills; seeking to understand others' point of view, with a curious mindset, they do not listen to respond.
- They are very intentional on how they communicate with each other, being aware of the language they used.
- They have successful meetings, as they set their intentions for the outcome from the beginning; with specific goals and the topics they need to address.
- They have robust communication protocols and expectations; they are very mindful, respectful and intentional of each others time
6- Healthy relationships: They enjoy a vulnerable culture, where they are not afraid to express what they think or feel without fear of being judged or “punished” afterwards. All of them come from the perspective that being open, empathetic and supporting each other is where everyone finds success, engagement and collaboration to achieve personal and team goals so that the company thrive in its higher purpose.
7- The well-being of everyone: Each member is aware of, and values their physical health. They encourage each other to take care of their bodies and make healthy choices as they know that a healthy body will support them in achieving their true potential as individuals and as a team and enabled them to respond effectively to the demands of work and life.
In a world where customers wake up every morning asking 'what's new, what's different, and what's amazing?' success depends on the company's ability to unleash the initiative, imagination and passion of employees at all levels - and this can only happen if all those folks are connected heart and soul to their work, their company, and its mission - Gary Hamel
Consciously create your team's culture to embody these talents. It comes down to a choice and a commitment to evolve so that your team reaches its highest potential.