Cultivating Curiosity: Unleashing the Power of Inquiry in Your Team

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In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving world, curiosity has become a critical trait for individuals and teams to thrive. Curiosity is a key component of a Pathfinder. Cultivating curiosity within your team not only promotes innovation and problem-solving but also fosters a culture of continuous learning and growth. Here are some actionable strategies to ignite and nurture curiosity among your team … Read More

How to Become More Curious: A Guide to Enhancing Your Inquisitive Nature

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In a world overflowing with information and opportunities, curiosity has emerged as a potent superpower that can propel us toward personal growth, innovation, and a deeper understanding of the world around us. Curiosity is the spark that ignites exploration, fuels creativity, and drives us to question the status quo. Fortunately, curiosity is not an innate trait but a skill that … Read More

How to Coach Your Team to Become More Self-Directed

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Teach your employees to become more self-directed. How hard could it be? I mean, it’s just getting people to behave in new ways. We get it. That wasn’t a topic covered in most business programs. People assume that individuals are either self-directed or they are not. While some of it is DNA, most of us have worked at places where … Read More

How to Become More Self-Directed

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You would be more self-directed if you only knew what to do. Let’s be honest; some managers are not great at giving clear goals, so it can be hard—especially if you don’t want to do the wrong thing. Still, in today’s rapidly evolving work environment, being self-directed is more important than ever. With remote work and teams distributed across various … Read More

How to Coach Your Team to Deal Better with Ambiguity

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In rough seas, the crew looks to the captain for guidance. A calm, steady, and predictable presence can help the crew stay calm and focused even in the worst conditions. When work becomes a tempest, and you are not sure which way the wind is blowing, the team will look to you for that guidance. But, as any good captain … Read More

Creating Greater Team Agility

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As you look at your team’s Pathfinder results, you might find that their agility score is not where you would like it. If that is the case, there are ways that leaders can help develop this skill within their team as a whole or as individuals. As a leader, you can also help coach individuals to help them develop their … Read More

How to Make Friends with Ambiguity

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As Homo sapiens, we have developed sophisticated ways to predict future events based on past information. This skill has been key to our survival. Knowing the Nile River would flood every year allowed reaping the rewards of the rich soil; understanding the constellation patterns let early sailors navigate at night; and knowing herd migration patterns helped keep early hunter-gatherer tribes … Read More

So You Want To Be More Agile?

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OK, I don’t mean gymnastic agility. Some of us crave routine; others thrive on the novel. Most are somewhere in between. Let’s face it, when we are busy with home life, kids, aging parents, whatever game on our phone we are addicted to, and trying to keep relationships going, the last thing we want is curve balls at work. Sadly, … Read More

Coaching Your Team to Improve Pathfinder Results

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As you look at the Pathfinder results for your team, you may realize individuals that are excellent contributors in many areas are having difficulty in one or a few of the key elements of a Pathfinder. While not everyone is, nor should be a Pathfinder, every individual can improve in specific areas. While most managers we have worked with are … Read More

Live and Die by the Numbers

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I’ve led workshops for teams at large organizations and small, for-profit businesses and non-profits, and higher education, and there has been a common thread—people don’t want to put numbers to goals. That’s ludicrous. How can you NOT have a number? It’s like having a business and saying, “We want to be profitable.” Okay, how much revenue, how much profit, by … Read More