Being a leader can be challenging. Sometimes we feel like we are In over our heads! (To quote Harvard Professor Bob Kegan). You need an ally, someone to listen attentively, without judgment, to what puzzles or challenges you.
Listening means asking powerful questions that help you gain insight.
Engaging you in reflection to summon your own resources and wisdom.
Offering a reframe to look at a problem from another angle or from a system perspective.
Listening to your sense-making and seeing how that serves you or how it gets in your way.
Teams have a collective mindset as well as individual mindsets. We each come to conversations with our own ways of problem solving, and we carry unvoiced assumptions. Collectively, people may get stuck in Groupthink, unable to see how to generate break-through thinking and innovation.
Teams often benefit from a neutral party who can observe the interaction and ask raise the group members' awareness of their dynamics - to help them improve their problem-solving and decision making, and achieve their goals.
Abby uses the Team Emotional Intelligence assessment, to help teams work more productively together. Spend less time spinning in circles and free up the team's energy to get the work done.
Listening and asking powerful questions - it's what I do best. Call Abby @617-625-0211.