Getting on the same page can mean a lot of things. It can be the first step in a collaboration We're going to invite voices expressing multiple ideas and perspectives to build the biggest, richest picture of where we're at so we can create something new or fix something broken together. It can be a … Continue reading Are You On the Same Page?
“Get on the Same Page” is Vestalia Hospitality's second leadership essential, and we want to get on the same page with you about why it's so important. Here's what it says: Why this? Increasing your mastery of this skill increases your ability to harness the power of mutual understanding which: busts up judgements, assumptions, … Continue reading 3 Ways to Get On the Same Page
"Yes, and..." By nature all collaborations are creative - they describe the act of people coming together to produce something that doesn't already exist. A collaboration will result in greater success if everyone participating in it feels comfortable contributing their ideas (however wild or off the established path) and there is willingness from everyone to … Continue reading What “Yes, and…” Can Do For Collaborations
I'm always curious about how teams create their own culture and how they can affect change to it from within. While drumming up ideas surrounding collaboration for this month's article series, I couldn't help but recall one particular exercise from last year that illuminated a fun way to get teams to take a look at … Continue reading Collaborating to Shape Team Culture
Keeping it simple this week. 2 Quick Quotes About Collaboration: One more Cloud quote on collaboration (from his 2012 TED Talk at U of M): "DIY is so 20th century, I think that the future is Do-It-Together." Want to know who Chris Cloud is? Check out his website. Want to learn more about Creative … Continue reading 2 Quick Quotes About Collaboration
Over the past few years I've heard many people grapple with the same issues about utilizing collaboration in our organization - they take too long, I don't know who should be in them, what the what is the process, and I'm uncertain about when I should collaborate or just do it myself. I've been right … Continue reading Collaboration FAQ’s
Collaboration is a big deal around Vestalia, we're going to give it some attention this month. I want to kick things off by recognizing that within our organization there has been some confusion about when to be in collaboration, and even some pushback against being in it. Ever find yourself wondering if collaboration is the … Continue reading Why Collaboration?
Empowerment is a word and topic that gets discussed a lot throughout our organization, and focus on it has tightened in 2019. For the rest of April, you'll be hearing from different voices within our various teams about empowerment; what it means to them, how it feels to have it or not have it, what … Continue reading On Empowerment
A key cornerstone of shared, facilitative leadership is that you use your power to empower. Creating opportunities for your team members to learn, grow, share ideas, affect change, and exercise their own decision-making is imperative to creating a high performance team. This is a marked shift from the management-mindset that we've all grown up with, … Continue reading How Humble Leadership Really Works