“No man is an island.” It takes collective effort for an organization to achieve its mission. A team is the smallest unit of collective effort, and for an organization to excel, it is critical for its teams to operate at their full potential. And yet, we are all painfully familiar with the challenges of getting a collection of executives to make the best decisions and collaborate given their disparate personalities, agendas, viewpoints and perceptions. Even organizations that have a strong cadre of individual performers struggle to get these high-performing individuals to function effectively as a team; a team of winners is often not a winning team.
This program helps teams maximize their collective potential from the inside-out. Team members learn how to build their team’s inner core, consisting of five pillars – purpose, wisdom, love, self-realization and growth. This common core is the foundation on which team members learn to forge alignment, commitment, dialog, learning and trust among each other – to maximize their performance.
A key focus in this program is to forge congruence – to align team members not simply based on what they say to each other, but also on what they do and who they are (their values, mindsets, thoughts and feelings). It is when individuals achieve this inner and outer resonance that they are able to tap into the true potential of collective consciousness and action.
The program is based on IPL’s 5-D model: (i) define what “great” looks like for your team, (ii) diagnose the team’s current performance and challenges, (iii) design the right mix of training (workshops, group + individual coaching, digital), (iv) deliver the training and (v) support the team in their practice and mastery to drive them to their full potential.
Purpose helps team members galvanize around a common goal and the guiding principles they will follow in pursuit of this goal.
- The difference between goals, guiding principles and purpose
- Defining purpose, guiding principles and goals
- The principle of non-attachment to goals
- Creating ownership, accountability and commitment (what, why, who and how)
Wisdom is the process of inner and outer dialog through which team members constantly strive to find the truth in all matters and direct their energy in the service of their purpose.
- The role of emotions, mental distortions and mindsets in team problem-solving
- Creating a climate of inclusion and constructive candor
- Establishing the right balance between advocacy and inquiry
- Managing conflict and translating disagreement into improved insights and decisions
Growth is the discipline with which team members give and receive feedback, step out of their comfort zones, learn from every experience, adjust their mindsets and behaviors, and improve on their performance.
- The power of the growth mindset
- Giving and receiving effective feedback
- Using deliberate practice to build new capabilities
- Learning from failures – and triumphs
Love is the binding force that gets team members to care for, trust and collaborate with each other and pursue their cause with devotion.
- How to define “love”
- Going from me to we, and from me/we to “mwe”
- Creating an inner and outer culture of genuine respect and appreciation
- Giving 100% of your self in all team interactions
- Keeping oneself and others inspired in the service of the team’s purpose
Self-realization is the understanding the team forges of who they truly are, at their core, and the common spirit that flows through them.
- Expanding from self-identity to a collective identity
- Discovering and strengthening the team’s inner core