Season 3 Episode 12: 4 Statements Every Team Member Needs To Hear

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Episode 12: Four statements everyone needs to hear

People (the human beings on your team) are the lifeblood of every culture. They are your resource engine. There are 4 powerful statements every team member needs to hear along their journey in life and work. The best cultures share and mentor with this meaningful spirit.

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1:14 – Jason introduces the podcast. Welcome back to the podcast and thank you for listening. We wish to create content that engages your mind and heart and allows you to step back and think and add some positivity to your life. This podcast is about positive momentum and positive solutions.

3:15 – People are our resource engine. We are the lifeblood of every team, culture, and organization on the planet. Supporting and growing people infuses life into every culture. Jason talks about some of the issues organizations face today. The CDC reports that 11% of people considered suicide in June. People need connection and support around us. Divorce rates in May, June, July are up 30%. So much is changing and we need to serve people and begin to understand the baggage that people are carrying now.

6:16 – We spend so much time of our daily lives at work. There is an enormous opportunity to listen, share, and to help support people now. How will we carry the weight of the things we are experiencing things now? What is within our control? How are we going to be productive while bringing out the best in each other? Jason deep dives into these questions.

How are we going to be productive while bringing out the best in each other?

8:04 – The best teams support and ask how can we continue to care for people and shape this culture in our organization? Jason goes over the 4 important things that every team member needs to hear.

11:10 – The first statement is, “I’m proud of you”. When someone says that, the energy and validation of people lifts. Believing in someone gives that person great power and strength. The second statement is, “I believe in you”. When someone says that to another person it shows understanding, strength, and support and helps that person and team. The third statement is when someone reminds us when we are not bringing our best. The best mentors and coaches say, “I know you’re capable of more”. The final statement is, “I will support you”. By supporting a person’s development, their growth, they need to know that you are with them in failure and success.

We all need these statements. We all need to hear them.

Questions to Ponder:

  1. Who has been a positive mentor, coach, or relationship in your life and work?
  2. Who in your life and work needs to hear these statements from you?
  3. In what ways can you share these statements with your team over time?

Remember, people are our heartbeat, our resource engine. They need to hear from us and feel our support.

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Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.

A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.