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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

This Spark will help you understand the importance of context sharing and practical ways to set your team up for success.

Spark #
4
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
What We're Talking About

The principle we're discussing

Set your team up for success by doing two simple things:

  1. Share context: It's not enough to just share the WHAT to a problem, solution, or scenario. Really take time to share the WHY behind the what.
  2. Don't dictate, listen: Shift your thinking from sharing HOW to do something and ask how can I SUPPORT you to deliver on the what.
Why it Matters

Why this principle is important and matters to you

It's important to share context with our team because they often aren't in the conversations we, as leaders, are. They may be missing the WHY unless we intentionally communicate that information.

This matters because sharing context leads to more engaged and aligned employees, which in many cases leads to higher retention and increased output for the organization.

How You Can Use It

This provides practical ways to apply learnings from this Spark

Todd discusses practical ways we can implement more context sharing:

  •  Be Intentional: Fast is Slow. Slow down and communicate context.
  •  Reflect: As a leader, evaluate if you’re open to more than one way to accomplish something.
  •  Listen: Actively listen to alternative ways to approach a problem or scenario.
Reflection

An opportunity to reflect on yourself and/or your team and how you can apply these insights

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