1. Thrive, Chapter 6: Using Rituals, Routines, and Rhythms challenges leaders to connect with their team with rituals that foster engagement. “Random acts of kindness and words of encouragement cause levels of serotonin to increase for the recipient, but research indicates the levels also go up for the giver.” This week’s question is interactive, offer words of encouragement to a subordinate or co-worker. How did they respond? What did you learn from the interaction?
2. Thrive, Chapter 7: When exploring ways to sustain organizational change, Freedman & Elliott (2021), cite Carol Dweck’s work about mindset and its effect on human motivation. Specifically, Dweck states that there are two types of mindsets that we use to navigate life: fixed and growth. As a leader, how do you create and cultivate a growth mindset for both you and your team?
3. Both Itay Talgam and Stanley McChrystal talk about different leadership styles and how they first learned or experienced them. Describe a leadership style you have experienced, either as the leader or the one being led, what made that style effective for you? Have you experienced a leadership style that was ineffective? Please describe.