Project Based Workshop Materials
Plus Revelations from Google and Amy Cuddy
Mike Came, Jennifer Purdy, Robert Gower, and Jackie Sosin
Stephen Covey's video "Green and Clean" showcases the value of seeking solutions that benefit all parties involved. Putting too much responsibility on one side of the situation will shift the result in a negative way. Covey's way of placing responsibility and control into the hands of his son gives his son the chance to show that he can step up to the challenge. It also teaches accountability and self-efficacy.
Habit 4 also touches on having an abundance mentality vs. a scarcity mentality. Instead of "everyone fend for themselves" how about "everyone work together".
Google wanted to find out what made their most successful teams most successful. Was it talent? Was it teamwork? It turns out that two major traits made up these teams:
- Equal air time – In highly effective teams, members participated approximately the same amount during meetings. “As long as everyone got a chance to talk, the team did well,” said Google researcher Anita Woolley. “But if only one person or a small group spoke all the time, the collective intelligence declined.”
- Interpersonal sensitivity – Effective team members were able to understand how colleagues felt by their tone of voice, facial expressions, and other nonverbal cues. The members of less-effective teams were less tuned in to their teammates’ feelings.
Practicing empathetic listening allows you to put people first. Your listening should be with the intent to understand. This type of listening can foster collaboration and curiosity within a group of people.
"When you really listen to another person form their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it's like giving them emotional oxygen."
-Stephen R. Covey
Amy Cuddy and PRESENCE
Amy Cuddy's TED talk on body language and how it shapes our presence discussed the lesser known effect our bodies have on our thinking. The way we feel sometimes is displayed through our body language, but Cuddy talks about the reverse effect; that our body poses actually induce emotions in our brain. She discussed certain "power-poses" that allow you to feel invigorated, confident, and courageous. So, the next time you go into a job interview, make sure you take two minutes to go to the bathroom and pose like Wonder Woman!
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-_Mh1QhMc