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Creating Team Workability & Velocity that Drive Results


In our continued focus on Team Leadership, a key component that supports teams working well together such that they can coordinate action with velocity and achieve results is making clear or clean agreements.

Why it Matters

Clear/clean agreements create clarity, deepen trust, and improve performance between team members allowing for projects to be completed on time and on budget.

Leadership Strategy

If clear/clean agreements create workability in our teams, we must take the time to find out where a lack of workability exists. Lack of workability might show up as frustration with a program or project that the team is engaged with. Look for weak agreements by noticing workability issues. At Awesome Journey, we have a saying, “if we can see it, we can name it, and then we can do something about it”.

Leadership Challenge

Design a team meeting to talk about agreements. Have team members prepare to share one weak agreement that’s in their space, and the impact it is having on them. Notice if there are common themes like broken trust, performance issues, and people getting upset which can lead to workability decreases. Ask each person what is missing to create a clear/clean agreement and then challenge them to implement the changes and watch workability, trust, and performance improve quickly within your team.

Awesome Resource:

How to Make a Clean Agreement (3-minute video)

Next month we will discuss the components of a clean/clean agreement.

Have an awesome month leading with impact!

Leading your Team Through Change


This month we start to look at Team Leadership and the challenges of dealing with change as we work to evolve as an organization.

Why It Matters

No company or organization can operate the same way forever. Businesses must constantly evolve and adapt to meet a variety of challenges—from changes in technology to the rise of new competitors, to inflation or supply chain disruptions. Failure to change can and most likely will lead to stagnation or, worse, poor results and layoffs. So why do teams struggle with change?

Leadership Strategy

For any organization facing the prospect of change, the first step is to create a climate where your team learns the language of “being with change”. Learning to “be with change” will allow your team to co-create future possibilities.

To support leaders who can build teams that can be with change, begins with learning to listen for what your team’s relationship with change is.

Are they:

1. Coping with Change = A mindset of being closed, critical and judgmental
2. Adapting to Change = A mindset of being open, curious, and in possibilities

Leadership Challenge

Over the next 30 days spend time learning to assess where each of your team members is in their relationship to change. Are they coping with or adapting to change?

Awesome Read (15 min):

Change Video by Malcolm Gladwell — What World Awaits Gen Z

Have an Awesome Month Leading with Impact!

Becoming a Learning Organization


This month we are looking at Organizational Leadership and the importance of becoming a “Learning Organization”.

Why It Matters

For organizations to continue to succeed in today’s ever-changing landscape, they need to fight the urge to settle or be complacent. Many organizations find success and expect it to just last. Please, go buy a Kodak camera or rent a movie from Blockbuster. Both companies were pioneers in their field; Kodak invented the digital camera technology and dismissed it, not taking the time to “learn” what was happening at the frontline.

Leadership Strategy

The first step in becoming a learning organization is to become a great Listening Organization. The best organizations have processes and structures to listen up, down and outside the entire organization on a constant basis, not just in the boardroom.

Starbucks Execs and head office partners spend time in their stores donning an apron, so they are with the customer and their partners and learn firsthand what the organization needs to focus on.

Leadership Challenge

Ask each of your senior leaders to spend some time in the frontline and report back on what they have learned.

Awesome Resources:

The Importance Of Listening For Organizational Success (5-minute read)
Culture of Deep Listening Video (5-minute video)

Have an Awesome Month Leading with Impact!

Fall 2022 Program is full

Next program early 2023

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