Mindsets leads to happier, High Performing individuals.
Your mindset matters as all our thoughts, reactions, behaviours, and future actions start with and depend on the mindset we have, or choose to have, at any given time.
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Our mindset matters as all our thoughts, reactions, behaviours, and future actions start with and depend on the mindset we have, or choose to have, at any given time.
High performance is achievable but it needs to be healthy, resilient, high performance to be sustainable and for teams to go from Strive to Thrive.
Critical to a motivated, engaged team is for them to understand why they exist as a team. What is their Purpose? As Simon Sinek says, be clear of your Why before you clarify your What you do and How you do It.
Healthy High Performing Teams have healthy, resilient, agile mindsets and so can manage pressure emotionally, mentally and physically due to the right mindsets, structures, support and ways of working being In place.
The steps below are a start to help you achieve that as a Team:
- Know what your Purpose and Vision is as a Team. What binds you as a team, what motivates you to do what you do, what is it all for?
- Know what you expect of each other and the Leader (behaviours, attitudes and actions); this creates a mindset of clarity and understanding.
- Know what each of your preferred communication styles are and how they differ. This differences is a team strength and different styles need to be acknowledged so the team can discuss how they can flex their own style to not only understand other people's but for others to understand theirs better too.
This leads to work on knowing how to manage yourselves when someone else’s communication style jars with your own?
- Know what each other’s deliverables are and consider how you can each help each and the whole team succeed. This gives a mindset of a shared goal and purpose and an understanding that the sum of the whole is greater than the parts.
- Check against the deliverables regularly, so you are maximising the resources and determining what further skills or needs there may be to achieve these. This creates an environment of support, adaptation and consideration.
- Know how to respectfully hold each other to account when those expectations and deliverables aren’t met. Discussed as a team this creates stronger trust and a feeling of fairness.
- Know each other’s skills/strengths/experience and how you can help each other out when needed.
- Take time to understand what everyone in the team needs to ‘feel safe’ emotionally, mentally and physically and have the open conversations that are needed. Particularly discuss how to do this at times of stress; never under estimate how important this is - this Trust building and Psychological safety is the Number 1 thing that differentiates Healthy High Performing teams (Project Aristotle by Google)
- Discuss and work out ways to manage necessary challenging conversations (and possibly conflict) rather than avoiding it. Get yourselves in the correct mindset to challenge and focus on the issue not the person.
- When agreeing on something try to discuss what you can live with and move forward with, rather than be in a frame of mind to try to get your position fully agreed on. This mindset of flexibility, openness and curiosity reduces frustrations, resentments and stress.