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    AlonzoMosley
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    Dear Internet:

    I’m leading a workshop in Leader Standard Work. In the past, as an icebreaker/energizer, I’ve done an exercise where:

    • One person steps outside
    • The group selects a “Leader”
    • The Leader develops some quick pattern of behavior – nonverbal
    • Everyone else mimics, repeatedly
    • The outside person comes back in and tries to determine who is the “Leader” and who is following

    In theory, the outsider can spot the leader pretty quickly – so you can debrief on how leadership behaviors impact others.

    Then I ask the outsider to repeat the behaviors. (S)he usually can’t, for three reasons:

    • If you don’t understand why the leader is asking you to do something, it’s hard to do it yourself
    • Managers typically overestimate the impact of their behavior
    • Managers typically underestimate the sustainability of their directives

    Now, I like the last three learning points, but I have yet to have a group that doesn’t feel infantilized getting there.

    So…

    1. Anyone have any good LSW group exercises?
    2. Anyone have any good websites they can redirect me to?

     

    Thanks!

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    Mike Thelen
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    #245961

    AlonzoMosley
    Participant

    Thanks. There are some good ones in there – I’m always looking for good push/pull exercises.

    My most immediate need is something specific to Leader Behaviors. So I’m still easily suggestible!

     

    Thanks

     

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