Just One Thing (JOT™)—Focus and Go Deep – A Key To Mastery

Missing the passion and purpose in your office or team? Looking for an antidote for burnout on a long project? Time to refocus? Have members of your team “quit and stayed” and are they taking the team down with them?  This two-part program ignites work teams and/or groups (for profit, not-for-profit) to rejuvenate their work. You’ll revisit your collective purpose, clarify roles and responsibilities, design accountability, redesign communication practices, learn the importance of celebrating along the way, and recover the motivation and inspiration needed to succeed—all the while producing the desired results. Remember, purpose, aligned with values, and coupled with action is the path to performance enhancement.

Part 1: Brainstorming and Clarifying Core Issues
Fully immersed in an experience of deep democracy, team members are challenged to identify operating assumptions, key patterns and themes, core behaviors, and the perspective the team has been in. You are guided through fierce conversations and encouraged to reconnect you’re your purpose, your values and your desired outcomes. You are encouraged to intentionally choose new perspectives. An action plan is developed. Hot issues identified during the process are documented, referred and tracked for specific “off-line” follow up.

Part 2: Interpersonal Communications Training
By learning and practicing one key relationship-building skill at a time, every team member will build stronger interpersonal and leadership skills, immediately applicable to relationships of all kinds, from the corporation to the kitchen. This work is not about thick binders, long lectures or too much time away from the real work. It’s about laughter, light bulb moments and learning through fun, repetition, relevance, practical application and focus—just one skill, just one thing, at a time. It’s magical.

Core skills emphasized:
Defining a shared purpose, agreeing on roles and responsibilities, learning how to play your position, developing accountability structures, brainstorming, naming arcs (beginnings, middles and endings), identifying issues and opportunities, establishing agreements, goal-setting, asking powerful questions, checking assumptions, acknowledging v. complimenting, giving and receiving actionable and useful feedback in a way it can be heard, and listening on various levels.