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As a leader, you can diagnose a discussion using these roles to change an unproductive dynamic. Once you notice a certain “voice” is missing, you can choose to play that role to bring more balance and movement to the meeting. This worksheet will help you identify the distribution of roles in the room and the ideal role to play in order to restore that balance and productivity to team meetings.
Many teams tend to develop patterns of conversation during meetings – conversations that have varying degrees of advocacy and inquiry. As a leader, you can help the team raise their level of awareness for the type of conversation currently happening, and take steps to act on this awareness to boost team effectiveness. This worksheet will help you and your team identify the type of conversation happening in the room, as well as the ideal type to achieve important meeting objectives.
Centering is an exercise that will help you regain your balance, calming yourself prior to a stressful interaction or simply a busy day. Use this intentionally to prepare for a stress-inducing situation, meeting, or presentation.
The video provided will help give some context for what centering is and how to practice it, as well as a guided recording to lead you through the practice step-by-step.
The reflection questions in this worksheet help ensure that you are effectively practicing the antidote to VUCA during problem solving meetings – namely, using vision to counter volatility, understanding to counter uncertainty, clarity to counter complexity, and agility to counter ambiguity.