Conversations Catalogue: Canada Feb. 2016 - Page 43

Lessons from Animals Employee buy-in and team unity are becoming increasingly difficult to foster. In an environment of high turnover and generally lower employee loyalty, the messages from Gung Ho! are more applicable than ever. Employee dedication and loyalty come from 1) being involved in meaningful work, 2) having a clear vision of where they’re headed, and 3) the right kind of encouragement along the way. WHAT YOU’LL BE COVERING • Look at the importance of “anchor points” in reading and using fables. • Define our “dam” and the values we want to hold when building it. • Discuss different types of recognition and identify ways to use them. • Identify what qualities make someone committed, and which we can improve in our team. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. — MARGARET MEAD Leveraging Your Passion Margaret Mead encouraged us to “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” Seth Godin’s Tribes is about connecting and leading that small group of citizens. This is a conversation designed to build team unity and purpose. WHAT YOU’LL BE COVERING • Discuss what it means to be a part of a ‘tribe’ in a digital world. • Define the intentions, attributes, passions, and image that make up your tribe. • Team members identify their roles within the tribe. • Determine what type of people would best fit your tribe and how to connect with them. • Consider what elements of the core message must be retained as you grow. WWW.ACTIONABLECONVERSATIONS.COM LEADERSHIP 43