Monday, March 5, 2018
Daily Thought 2018

#1 The Absence of Trust
The first dysfunction that shows up is “absence of trust” among team members. Essentially, this stems from their unwillingness to be vulnerable within the team. Team members who are not genuinely open with one another about their mistakes make it impossible to build a foundation of trust.

Members of teams with an absence of trust….
·     Conceal their weakness and mistakes from one another
·     Hesitate to ask for help or provide constructive feedback
·     Hesitate to offer help outside their own area of responsibility
·     Jump to conclusions about intentions and aptitudes of others without attempting to clarify them (being specific)
·     Fail to recognize and tap into one another’s skills and experiences
·     Waste time and energy managing their efforts for effect
·     Hold grudges
·     Dread meetings and finds reasons to avoid spending time together

Members of trusting teams….
·   Admit weaknesses and mistakes
·   Ask for help
·   Accept questions and input about their area of responsibility
·   Give on another the benefit of the doubt before arriving at a negative conclusion
·   Take risks in offering feedback and assistance
·   Appreciate and tap into one another’s skills and experiences
·   Focus time and energy on important issues, not politics
·   Offer and accept apologies without hesitation
·   Look forward to meetings and other opportunities to work as a group

To overcome absence of trust in your team engage in these exercises to build trust and a team that is willing to take risks for the team to succeed.
Personal Histories Exercise, Team Effectiveness Exercise, Personality Profile Exercise, 360 Degree Feedback, Experiential Team Exercises.

Read more…The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

“Everything begins with the initiative of an individual.” Robert Greenleaf

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: The Benefits of HR Monitoring
For a Regular Exerciser
1. Helps you control the intensity of your exercise program under different circumstances.
2. Helps you fine-tune your program for the best results.
3. Gives you plenty of feedback during and after a session, teaching you more about your body and exercise.
4. Helps you see how you’re progressing.

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Spartan SGX Training Tip: Workout of the Day (WOD)
Week 8 Day 1 Super WOD: Pulling

Nutrition Tip: The Big Bad Five
These 5 food categories can undermine your nutrition plan in a heartbeat. Cut or reduce these in your current daily nutrition and watch the pounds drop off.

  1. Fried Foods
  2. Sweet Stuff
  3. Butter and Related Goop
  4. Processed and Cured Meats
  5. Sweetened Drinks and Booze

Read more…The Big Bad Five from Thinner This Year

“If you aren’t making any mistakes, it’s a sure sign you’re playing it too safe.” John Maxwell