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  • Writer's pictureDeane Lam

Trust, Talent, and Integrity: Workshop Reflection and Key Insights

Our recent workshop series aimed at supervisory growth and learning has concluded, I've summarised some valuable discussions from our workshop, highlighting my favourite insights.

Main Takeaways on Leadership Qualities

1 - Leadership Wisdom: Trusting Without Doubt

In our workshop discussions, participants have mentioned a quote attributed to the Chinese military strategist and statesman Cao Cao, which emphasizes a key aspect of effective leadership. The quote states: 'Use people without doubt, and do not employ those you doubt.' This saying has been highlighted by participants as a guiding principle, underscoring the significance of trust and confidence in people when making leadership decisions.

2 - Discovering the Value in Each Team Member

As leaders, it's essential to recognize the inherent value and potential within our team members. While some talents may not be immediately apparent, taking the time to observe and listen allows us to uncover hidden strengths and capabilities. By nurturing and developing these talents, we can inspire our team members to excel in their roles. Guiding them to utilize their potential enables them to succeed in their work.

3 - The Power of 'Why'

In workplace conversations, asking "why" is important. It helps us understand things better, clarify our goals, and find smarter ways to work together. When we ask "why," we're digging deeper to uncover the reasons behind decisions or actions. This makes communication clearer, encourages teamwork, and sparks new ideas. Ultimately, it helps us achieve our objectives more efficiently.

Insights from Participants

Additionally, I'm excited to invite our participants to be our content contributors, and they've selected their favourite and most important learnings to share here.

1 - Fostering Positivity Through Immediate Feedback

To foster a positive culture, it's crucial to regularly give uplifting feedback. Often, we delay this, thinking it can wait without consequences. Yet, recent reflection highlights the need for immediate acknowledgment. Quick feedback not only reinforces positive actions but also makes a lasting impact through timely recognition. By making this a habit, we nurture a culture of appreciation and support.

2 - Organising Work with Structured Tools

While many individuals excel at managing their daily responsibilities, continuous improvement remains essential. By sharing effective tools, we've gained valuable insights into optimising task management. This approach provides a systematic framework, enhancing effectiveness across various roles. By adopting a more organized approach, individuals can better define objectives and refine strategies, ultimately leading to improved outcomes.

3 - Putting Integrity and Success First in Roles

Understanding our role in the organization and its importance is crucial. Emotions, whether personal or from others, often cloud our judgment. It's essential to focus on our responsibilities. Each role is valuable, recognizing and valuing its contributions. By following standards and prioritizing the company's interests, we maintain the integrity of our roles and ensure collective success.

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At the conclusion of our workshop, I shared a post about "change" from our monthly reflection series. This post includes a story and prompts us to reflect on our exploration of the challenges discussed during the workshop. It serves as a guide, aiming to inspire and guide our participants toward clarity in their direction forward.

As we bring this workshop to a close, let's take a moment to reflect on the journey of evolution and growth we've embarked on together. Over time, this workshop has continually evolved and improved, driven by the commitment to deliver content that is not only relevant but also impactful for each participant's workplace. By incorporating updated trends and real-life workplace examples, we make sure that the learning remains directly applicable to their daily work experiences.

Let's not underestimate the value of repetition and continuous learning. While the core concepts may remain consistent, each year brings a new opportunity for growth and insight. The diversity of perspectives and experiences shared by each group enriches our collective understanding and reinforces the importance of building a dynamic corporate culture. As we move forward, let's carry forward the lessons learned and continue to embrace growth and learning in our professional journeys.

Thank you to this incredible group! I've thoroughly enjoyed learning with all of you. Looking forward to seeing you again at the next managerial workshop.


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