Interview with Sylvia Henderson on Idea MindTeams – an innovative solution for companies

In the last few People Thrive, Companies Thrive podcast episodes, Dawn has been talking about the power of teams, being well-rounded, creating a strengths-based culture, and being positive. Today, she brings it all together in a conversation with fellow CEO, Sylvia Henderson of MindTeam Solutions.  Today’s topic: the innovative Idea MindTeam™ platform that enable staff to solve problems, implement ideas, and live the core values of the organization.
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Positivity in Teams

In today’s episode, Dawn Shuler reveals the fascinating research on positivity, including in corporate teams, from the book Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson, PhD.  You might be surprised at how much of an impact positivity can have on high performing teams (and the lack of it on poor performing teams).
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6 Elements of a Strengths-Based Culture

Why do you want to create a strengths-based culture? Because a strengths-based workplace is transformational; it’s a culture that focuses on continual growth and improvement among everyone in the organization… and sets that organization up for the future.  Listen in as Dawn talks about the 6 elements of a strengths-based culture and how focusing on strengths actually increases revenue and decreases expenses.
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The Danger of Single Facet Thinking

As Abraham Maslow once said, “If all you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail.” That’s the danger of single-facet thinking.  If you imagine an organization as a three-legged stool, what happens if you only focus and build one leg?  It falls over.  Listen in to today’s episode as Dawn Shuler illustrates the three legs needed and examples when an organization does not value all three.
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What Do Your Values Say About You?

Most of the time I talk about a company’s core values, but individuals have their own set of values as well.  Listen in to today’s episode for a powerful, yet simple system to determine your values – and how best to communicate and connect with others, especially when you know and understand their values – and how they might be different from yours!  (And get your free personality report!)
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Pay Attention

In running a business (or a department or a team or whatever), you get signs in the form of suggestions, recommendations, trends, unexpected obstacles, unplanned opportunities… if you don’t pay attention, you might find yourself down the road unhappy with where you want to be.
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Play to Your Strengths

What if we created a strengths-based culture? Strengths-based work? Strengths-based teams? Listen in to today’s episode as Dawn Shuler shares what is possible by focusing on your strengths, rather than your weaknesses.
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Follow up

We usually think of following up in terms of sales.  But it’s valid in all areas of business and life.  Listen in to today’s episode to learn how important follow-up is to respecting others and nurturing relationships.
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