Byron's Babbles

Behavior is…

Posted in Uncategorized by Dr. Byron L. Ernest on October 10, 2014

IMG_0514.JPG We had a leadership retreat yesterday and today for Hoosier Academies Leadership Team. To start off with we had done some pre-work by doing a personal DISC evaluation. It is important to note that this evaluation is really about one’s communication style. It is no secret that I am a very high “I.” This means I am an influencer. I want a sociable, talkative, and open environment. To this end, I will bring enthusiasm and energy to the team. As an “I” can also be persuasive and spontaneous. In my test results have me labeled as a “Stimulator.” As a leader, I am totally comfortable with this label!

All of that being said I would like to share seven bullet point themes that I wrote down during our retreat as important leadership and team thoughts. I really think they are self explanatory and will cause you to do self reflection.

Here they are:

+Behavior is…observable, flexible, dynamic, and based on thoughts and beliefs.
+When you focus on the light; there are no shadows!
+There is a domino effect to positiveness.
+Don’t be so sensitive! Take feedback as constructive.
+There is no “They” in the Hoosier Way!
+Consider the impact of your lane on others’ lanes – what you do affects what everyone else does.
+Make decisions based on the goals and strategic plan of the organization
+Make sure that every member of the organization understands their role in the mission, vision, goals, and action plan of the organization.

Also, as a part of this post I have a picture of an activity we did where we put all of the descriptors that would be used to describe our team and organization success in 2016. The idea was to visualize what success will look like. Take a minute to check out the picture.

I hope these bullets and visual give you some things to reflect on in your own organization.

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