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Conquer Leadership: Game On!

Parm with employees at AMCTO
Written by Parm Chohan

I had the pleasure of facilitating the Leadership Game with the staff/operations team of the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO).

Table with sign for The Leadership GameWe awarded points to people and there were some interesting debates and challenging positions being taken, along with healthy discomfort when participants had to get real and answer questions by themselves. Two and a half hours ย later the feedback was that the team wanted to spend even more time in this experience together!

What a fantastic team and culture! They weren’t shy, they fully embraced the experience and we cracked some jokes along the way! I’m looking forward to serving some of the team even further through one-on-one coaching conversations.

Some insights that came out of this session for the team included:

“๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ, ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ!”

“๐˜ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด.”

“๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ team.”

๐— ๐—ฌ ๐—ข๐—•๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ

Here’s what I’ve noticed recently facilitating different team sessions: Positive, progressive and dynamic team culture is PRICELESS – without this, there is no high-performing team. The secret ingredient is psychological safety.

Creating psychological safety within a team is crucial for fostering an environment where individuals feel comfortable taking risks, expressing their ideas, and being themselves without fear of negative consequences. Here are some ways to foster psychological safety:

  1. Leadership Modelling: Leaders set the tone for psychological safety often through vulnerable leadership.
  2. Regular Check-ins: Conduct regular one-on-one and team check-ins to assess well-being, workload, and any concerns team members may have.
  3. Feedback Culture: Encourage constructive feedback and make it a regular part of team interactions, not just when “stuff” hits the fan. The more regular check-ins (above) happen, the more feedback culture can flow naturally.

๐Ÿ’ฅ If you’re leading a team or even within your family, how can you take action on just one of these?

Testimonial from Dave Arbuckle

CONQUER YOUR SALES POTENTIAL!

Parm works with aspiring and established leaders to optimize peak performance through leadership development, team building and coaching. When embraced, this changes behaviour, increases collaboration, improves engagement and builds stronger culture.

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