Teams find it easy to get “sucked down the rabbit hole” or “in the weeds” around issues. When they drop down too close to the surface, teams may become focused on things which, in the big picture of things, may be less important, but seem to be so when looking at it from the ground level.
Using this analogy of “what’s the 30,000 foot view around this question can be useful. What perspective shift can a move to being more strategic bring? What is the 30,000 foot view for the team right now? What’s in the weeds?
Finally, I’ve been invited to attend a 3 hour certification online session by a colleague in Montreal who has a product called “Coaching ourselves”. It’s based on the work of Henry Mintzberg and is a series of coaching tools. I’m thinking it might be interesting for you to attend and get certified in as well, given that this is possibly something that might be of interest to some of my clients and possibly yours. From what I understand there would be no cost to attend, it would be online, and we’d need 3 hours to do it with him. Would you be interested in learning more about this and becoming certified in it? If so, let me know. He’s away right now in Hawaii back after the 20th. He’s suggested a timewindow between the 21st and 8th of Aug.
Let me know your thoughts!
Have a great week,
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