As we've seen in other posts, high performing teams create shared practices, habits such as consistent team meetings, standard ways of communication, handling issues etc.
As leaders, we also may evolve our own individual habits such as an allotted time of day to we spent in planning, a habit of regular 1-1s with team members, or consistent behaviors we undertake to keep us renewed and at our prime (i.e. getting to the gym a couple of times a week). With habits these are things we do regularly and become part of the way we operate. Habits become second nature and are often unconscious. Habits reflect our values and what is important.
Today's check it off tip encourages you to think about what habits you currently have, individually and as a team. How are these supporting you? How are they not?
For those interested in learning more about this topic, you may want to read Charles Duhigg's, The Power of Habit (featured as one of the Essential Leadership Reads last year) or Schwartz and Loehr's Power of Full Engagement.
Have a great weekend,
Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, PCC
Potentials Realized: Coaching | Teamwork | Leadership
Supporting Team Leaders to do their best work, one conversation at a time
Author of From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013)
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