Use A Powerful New Approach to Developing Outstanding Teams that Thrive in the New Hybrid Workplace…

with our ‘Team Power’ Training

We will work with you to create team training that empowers your people to build better habits for individual and collective wellbeing, performance and leadership in work and life in the new hybrid workplace. We will help you to develop teams that are packed full of Habit Mechanics, Team Power Leaders and led by Chief Habit Mechanics.

Watch this workshop to learn how we help can help you to help your team thrive. It’ll help you improve your team’s performance by:

  • Using Leadership Science to improve your team’s performance in under five-minutes
  • Starting to building better Leadership habits in four simple steps
  • Quickly persuading your team to want to become Habit Mechanics, so everyone fulfils their potential
  • Spotting outdated and ineffective team development and leadership methods

Scroll down or contact us to learn more about our ‘Team Power’ training.

What results will you get for your team (from our ‘Team Power’ training)?

 

Summary of all session-by-session feedback from a recent programme:

A summary of individual benefits:

• I had really poor habits around sleep, but the sessions helped me to make very positive changes: setting alarm to go to bed earlier; getting up a bit earlier. Rather than drinking alcohol in the evening to help me get to sleep, I switched to sour cherry juice. My new habit of taking the dog for a walk in the morning now means I’m up earlier. I feel calmer and clearer headed. I’ve set myself up for a much better day.

• I am now able to recognise things that are within my control and things that are outside my control. I’m spending much less time worrying about things I cannot control. I’m spending much less time beating myself up if something doesn’t get done. This helps me to start each day refreshed.

• I’m now planning half-an-hour in my diary every day to do exercise. I forgot how much I enjoyed walking. I have noticed the knock-on effects: it helps me collect my thoughts and destress, I’m less likely to eat unhealthily, and my sleep is improving.

• I had problems with my sleep. I have changed my routine and no longer check emails in bed. My stress levels have reduced and I’m finding it much easier to get off to sleep and have a good night’s sleep.

• I have a much better understanding of how the brain works and what it is designed to do. I’m now noticing when worry thoughts appear. I’m using the breathing techniques to help me in tricky situations. I can see now when my activation is increasing due to a stressful situation, and now I know how to actively manage this and deal with the stress faster.

• I noticed I was prone to catastrophising. I now have a better understanding of the brain and get that the worst-case scenario is unlikely to happen. I am able to watch my thoughts and refocus them, so they are more helpful.

• I have learned I am much more in control than I once thought. By writing stresses down I am able to work through them more logically. This means I am wasting much less time than before, when these thoughts would have annoyed me for much longer.

• I have a much-increased understanding of how my brain works. I do notice how it likes to hop around from one thought to another. I now accept this is normal, but that I can also bring it back to focus on one task at a time.

• From no exercise, I am now making time for 2 walks, a gym session and I’ve even tried pilates. I write up an exercise plan at the beginning of the week and love seeing the activities I do being ticked off the list. I’m really starting to see progress, and starting to feel better.

• I’m learning to switch off at lunchtime. I’m taking time to eat without technology and getting some proper reset time to set me up for a better afternoon.

• I realised how sedentary I had become whilst working from home. I’m now doing a daily walk with the dogs and already starting to feel better.

A summary of team benefits:

• I found being together discussing our difficulties, our wins, and what we’ve all been trying out so helpful.

• I enjoyed the open dialogue with one another. I would like to do some reflection with the team on what we can do more of AND less of to support each other on an ongoing basis.

• I am interested in how we can look to use our new skills and habits to help other members of the team.

I am going to check in more with people to see how they are doing. I see we all have challenges in our lives.

I want to work on being a better communicator as I know that’s been a struggle.

• After completing the Role Model self-assessment I can see areas for improvement. I will create a Me Power Wishlist and will tackle one small thing at a time. When I’m in the office environment I’m going to create a new routine – different from my home routine.

• I felt I was a good communicator but after self-assessing I see there are lots of improvements that I can make. I will give more feedback and ask for more feedback. I know this can be hard especially if its negative.

• Organisation was an issue for me and now that I have direct reports its really important to get that right. My new skills and habits are really helping me. I am going to have more 1-to-1’s.

• I am going to take more time to reflect on goals and priorities. I want to make sure the team’s goals are clear and well understood. I maybe assumed too much. I want to ensure a safe environment so all can speak up.

Hearing from others and their struggles normalises what’s going on in the world. It’s very powerful.

A summary of benefits for the business:

• My understanding has changed. I get it now that high charge work takes real focus and energy. I recognise I can get easily distracted particularly when doing challenging work. I’m more of the mind now to focus on a single-task, especially the challenging ones. I’m turning off texts/tech and emails to focus and get it done.

• I now understand the power of activation and knowing where I need to be to get certain tasks done. I have the skills now to get myself to the right activation levels. I noticed after lunch my activation was not where it needed to be, so I changed my eating habits and am getting out for a short burst of exercise and fresh air. It’s making a difference to my afternoon work.

• I have reorganised how I plan my day according to the task. I am matching the task to my activation levels. When I have most energy, I’m actively choosing to do the more difficult work.

• I’m putting time in my diary at the end of the day to do a 3:1 reflection. It helps me to focus on what went well and one thing I can improve on tomorrow. It is helping to plan my next day too. It also helped bookend my day so I can move from work to family life.

I can get very nervous delivering presentations and have found the pre-performance routine skills most helpful. I was much less nervous than normal, I felt prepared and think I performed better.

I’m focusing on single-tasking. I can see the difference in paying attention to one task at a time. I’m turning off incoming mail to focus. Both my productivity and planning have improved.

• I was the world’s worst at getting distracted. But now I’m catching myself looking for fast rewards. I get this now from a brain perspective. I’m actively choosing to turn off all tech to get on with the job in hand.

• I tended to ease myself into the morning. But I realised this is when my activation is at its best, so I wasn’t matching my activation to the task. I now make a plan the night before for the big tasks and prioritise these for the morning. I’m using the 3:1 reflection at the end of the day. I feel so much better organised.

• I’m getting better at triaging emails so can better understand what can wait. I am also better at understanding what is challenging work, and when is best to do that type of work.

The team leader’s feedback:

• The team are more motivated

• The life-work balance of the team is on a better footing

• This has helped the team work better together

• It’s helped make people feel happier and more comfortable in this new environment (hybrid workplace)

• There was only positive feedback about the sessions

• The programme supports his leadership as the team strive to be recognised as best-in-class

• The programme gave him and the team the science and the tools to make small changes to individually and collectively be at their best more often

EXAMPLE ‘Team Power programme’ we recently created for a client.

 

In-depth ‘Team Power Programme’ to optimise Hybrid Workplace team performance

Aim:
Designed to empower people to build better habits for individual and collective wellbeing, performance and leadership in the new Hybrid Workplace. Team members learned how to become Habit Mechanics and better Team Power Leaders. The titled team leader learned how to become a Chief Habit Mechanic.

Group size:
15 people

Duration:
Delivered over 10 weeks, leaving a gap of one week between each workshop detailed below.

Planning and review meetings:
A series of planning and de-brief meetings with the team leader to bespoke the training and maximise its impact on the team’s performance.

Workshop 1 – (2hrs 30mins)
Title: Team Power: An Introduction to your Brain, Boosting Motivation and your Habits

This session covers the following areas:
1. Understand what high-performing teams do to support each other and achieve collective success.
2. Understand how your brain works and why the APE Brain® can make life challenging.
3. How to create a ‘Future Ambitious Meaningful Story’ to boost personal motivation.
4. How to analyse your bad habits and begin building new ones.

Workshop 2 – (2hrs 30mins)
Title: How to build better Sleep, Diet and Exercise Habits

This session covers the following areas:
1. Understand why sleep, diet and exercise are important for a healthy brain, well-being, happiness and performance.
2. How to improve all three areas using our highly-effective S.W.A.P.® Cycle.
3. How to create a personalised plan to develop sustainable new sleep, diet or exercise habits

Workshop 3 – (2hrs 30mins)
Title: How to build better Stress Management and Helpful Thinking Habits

This session covers the following areas:
1. Understand why the APE Brain® can make us waste time paying attention to unhelpful thoughts.
2. Show what happens in your brain during the neurobiological ‘stress response’.
3. Show simple and practical skills to help refocus attention and successfully manage stress.
4. Help people to spend less time dwelling on unhelpful thoughts.
5. Show how to create a helpful habit building plan to improve well-being and resilience.

Workshop 4 – (2hrs 30mins)
Title: How to Improve Productivity and Get More Done in Less Time

This session covers the following areas:
1. Show why the A.P.E. Brain® can make productivity challenging.
2. Introduce the three Brain States and show how to optimise them.
3. Show how to optimise downtime to recharge your brain.
4. Show how to reduce distractions, and how to refocus attention when you do become distracted.
5. Show how to create your own daily productivity plans – we call them Will Power Stories.

Workshop 5 – (2hrs 30mins)
Title: The Science of Leadership: How to use cutting-edge brain & habit science to become a ‘Team Power Leader’

This session covers the following areas:
1. What effective leaders do to help their teams succeed.
2. Tougher Minds practical five stage model for a truly high-performing team.
3. How leaders can begin to improve leadership skills – covering the four core components of the Team Power Leadership model.
4. How to analyse your ‘Role Model’ skills and develop new ones.
5. How to analyse your ‘S.W.A.P. Coach’ skills and develop new ones.
6. How to analyse your ‘Cultural Architect’ skills and develop new ones.
7. How to analyse your ‘Action Communicator’ skills and develop new ones.

Resources included:
– Access to digital versions of all the in-depth course material e.g. Me Power® programme and Team Power® programme (normally £499 per person).

– One physical Me Power Planner and ‘The Habit Mechanic’ book each.

– Tougher Minds will provide each individual who completes the program with a certificate upon course completion.

Delivery:
Trainers – Dr Jon Finn and Catherine Grant (Head of Business)
Dr Jon Finn has three psychology related degrees, including a PhD, and has worked in the fields of wellbeing and performance psychology for over 20 years. He started his career working in elite sport, and founded the award-winning Tougher Minds consultancy. Dr Finn and his colleagues have trained and coached over 10,000 people, advised Government and Think-tanks. They work with global organisations, elite sport, and leading education institutes, and have featured in The Times, Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph and People Management.

Delivery style:
We use insights from neuroscience and behavioural science to optimise our training for learning. Our sessions are high-impact, interactive, engaging, gamified and entertaining.

Team Power programme price: £11999 (plus VAT)