Exercises & Tools
From Titles to Roles Exercise
Job titles get in the way of innovation. They define status, not expectations. Here's how to move from titles to roles and drive clarity.
Shift Your Team’s Mindset: from Limiting to Liberating
An exercise to improve team mindsets and overcome resistance Team mindsets are like lenses that filter people’s perception and shape how they behave as a group. When it comes to team performance mindsets can be limiting...
Reframe the Loss of Change Canvas
Change is loss, even if it's for the best. Leaders must understand the loss before fixing it. The Reframe the Loss of Change Canvas turns a loss into a win.
Helping Heuristics Exercise
Helping Heuristics are shortcuts to experiment with different coaching styles. This exercise helps teams discover the best interaction patterns.
Regain Your Power Canvas
This Canvas increases your autonomy. Rather than focusing on what you can control, you flip the situation and reclaim your power.
The Pizza Slice (Feedback Exercise)
The Pizza Slice is an invitation to provide feedback disguised as a free lunch. Everyone who grabs a slice, must ask a question.
Uncover the Stinky Fish Canvas
The stinky fish canvas is a metaphor for issues that we don't want to talk about. The longer we hide things, the stinkier they get.
36 Questions that Will Turn Strangers into Friends
A powerful empathy exercise for team building. 36 questions that can turn strangers into friends and partners.
Culture Experiment Canvas
The culture experiment canvas is a tool to solve ongoing cultural tensions. Craft a hypothesis. Run the experiment. Analyze results and define next steps.
Cultural Tensions Canvas
Cultural tensions can bring teams together or break them apart. The culture tensions canvas is a tool to uncover, address, and resolve team and organizational tensions.
The Change Gap Canvas: Move Your Team from Current to Desired State
Change is taking a toll on your organization. Regardless of our role, we all suffer from the gap created by antagonistic expectations between leadership and team. This tool will help you assess and bridge the change…
Establish Clear Priorities Using ‘Even Over’ Statements
Focusing is vital for success. An 'even over statement' is a declaration of priority. Generate company-wide strategic priorities in the form of even over statements.
Lead in Permanent Whitewater Canvas
Permanent whitewater is the new normal. The complexity of problems is increasing faster than our ability to solve them. This tool will help you assess and navigate permanent change.
Write Your Own Obituary (Exercise)
Writing your own obituary helps you uncover your life purpose. This exercise will help you find meaning and focus––live your life the way you want to be remembered.
The Johari Window Team Building Activity
The Johari Window tool is ideal for increasing self-awareness and team awareness. By comparing personal and team feedback we uncover our blind spots. This activity promotes self discovery and personal development.
Listen to the Highs and Lows
A team feedback exercise to capture the highs and lows of an experience. Perfect to get feedback after a workshop, meeting or team retreat.
Building a Bridge
This team building exercise showcases the power of collaboration. Two teams join forces to build a bridge––each takes care of one part. But, surprise...
Triad Feedback Exercise
A feedback exercise to reframe individual or team problems. Learn how to implement triad feedback with your team members.