Happy New Year! Continuing the theme of making positive change as we head into 2020, I want to share a technique that you can use to get some clarity now and over the course of the year – for yourself and for your team. The Start-Stop-Continue technique is a simple, healthy, and positive prompt that you can use for yourself personally, with your teams as a group exercise, or even as a whole team exercise. I explain how to use this effective technique in different ways – to give and receive feedback and to make important changes individually and collectively. As we kick off this new year, consider what can you start, stop, and continue?
[2:50] Mike shares an anecdote about asking and receiving feedback and communicating with team members.
[8:07] Mike has started using variations of the Start-Stop-Continue technique personally, with his team, and the teams and leaders he works with.
[8:25] You can use the Start-Stop-Continue technique to set goals and intentions for the new year.
[11:45] Use this technique to get feedback from others about what you can start, stop, and continue doing to improve in all aspects of your life, whether it is at work, your family, or in your relationships.
[14:59] Using this technique in a group setting takes courage and skill. Mike explains how he has run this exercise with teams he works with.
[18:50] This exercise can also be a good activity to do as a team at the end of a season or during a retreat.
[20:53] Fixing comes from shame, change comes from choice. Approach this exercise from a healthy, positive place of change, rather than a shame-based place of fixing.
[22:52] Consider: What can you start, stop, and continue? Where can you ask for and give feedback in this manner?
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