Share your personal histories

BUILD TRUST: Be unguarded and genuine with team members

Today’s Tip: Share personal histories with one another during your next meeting. Ask team members to go around the table and respond to a short set of questions about themselves (e.g., number of siblings, hometown, favorite hobbies, dream vacation).

Food for Thought: Team members that talk about one another’s backgrounds and interests are more likely to be empathetic, feel more comfortable asking for help to leverage their strengths, and avoid unfair judgments about others’ behavior.

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IMPACT! Leadership Tips are adapted from The Leadership Challenge® and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™  The Leadership Challenge®. © James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, published by John Wiley & Sons. All rights reserved. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. ® 2014 Patrick Lencioni and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.  Integris Performance Advisors is an independent authorized partner of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


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