We are back after what the entire team thinks, was an incredible few days together.
Your work with us has been instrumental at this very important stage of our journey and has allowed a relatively new group of senior leaders to better understand and become excited about each other and what each person brings to the table.
It starts with me, and I cannot stress enough my takeaway of really making the investment in understanding each other first. I’ve always known how important this is, but with all the people change in the midst of the peak business season, and perhaps having already done this once before, I didn’t make the time right out of the gate other than at a superficial level. I can now see that I wasn’t modelling this with each new member of the team. I also appreciate that at the end of the day it starts with me.
By engaging you, you took our team one giant step ahead by giving us a deeper dive of ourselves and most importantly, what we really “need” from each other, where we go when we don’t get it, you showed us how to get the best of each other and in fact in any relationship. This is golden! I am so thankful that we did this within the first five months of this new team coming to be.
We spent Friday in a strategy meeting and for the first time, I saw a lightness, a greater understanding and appreciation of each other, a rallying cry and lots of fire in the belly. All the rights steps on the road to becoming a high performing team. I am excited about the possibilities of the future. You gave that to us, and I can’t thank you enough. It re-affirms just how important it is to have an expert lead the way with the Birkman assessment as an incredibly powerful foundation.