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How much does a polar bear weight? Enough to break the ice. :)

Use this playbook to get to know the people you work with, so you can prime your brains for strategic planning, brainstorming, and problem-solving.

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Got 5 minutes? Then you've got time to start making the personal connections that help us do our best work together. We handpicked a few that build relationships as well as help move your work forward.

Use this Playbook to get to know the people you work with and let them get to know you.

Prime your brains for strategic planning, brainstorming, and problem-solving.

Activity Steps
Here's the secret sauce:

Pull these tricks out of your hat when you're waiting for people to trickle into a meeting, or at the beginning of an offsite centered on brainstorming and problem-solving. Have fun!

SUPER QUICK ICEBREAKER QUESTIONS

Got a minute or two while people trickle into the meeting? Toss out a question and have a bit of fun.

What will be the title of your autobiography?

  • Theme: Summarizing complex events or concepts
  • Purpose: Prepare for activities like crafting a vision statement.

What is your superhero name?

  • Theme: Naming stuff is hard!
  • Purpose: Practice packing a lot of info into a single, evocative word or phrase.

Who was your first mentor, and what qualities made them a good (or lousy) one?

  • Theme: Teamwork and support is important
  • Purpose: Reinforce the idea that relying on each other is a part of growth – good for projects or teams with lots of dependencies.

When did you call customer service to complain?

  • Theme: Empathizing with customers
  • Purpose: Remembering what it feels like to be on the customer side of a bad product or service puts us in a compassionate frame of mind before discussing trade-offs or designing a new user experience.

What is one thing you learned from a project that went wrong?

  • Theme: Failures are learning opportunities
  • Purpose: Focus on risk identification and mitigation.

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Not sure if this is the right Playbook for your team? With LEON, our algorithm recommends exactly the right Playbook, at the right time, to the right team, to be more effective and drive well-being and performance.‍‍

These Playbooks range from adjusting workload and schedules, to exercises for improving team grit and alignment, and everything in between.

No matter how your team is scoring, we’ll provide data-driven recommendations to support their most pressing needs.

To better support and drive performance in your team, try running this Playbook with LEON. It's free to start and you can launch to your entire team in minutes.

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