5 top traits of servant leaders: adopt this style to boost your group

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“Don’t judge the day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson Out with the group hero, and in with the servant leader It’s a common story among small groups and startups: a charismatic and driven leader is leading the charge, driving change, saving the day, relishing in … Read more

Groupizy features Brene Brown: The Daring Greatly Leadership Manifesto

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“We are hardwired for connection, curiosity, and engagement…” You’re most likely familiar at least with the name, Brene Brown. Brown is a researcher, author, public speaker, professor who has spent her career focusing on courage and shame. Around here, we are big fans of her wildly popular book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be … Read more

Group empowerment hot tip: leash your inner control freak

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Control freak-ishness: noun, the tendency towards micromanagement as a coping mechanism for dealing with fear (and unchecked ego) Control freak-ishness is a strategy, albeit a dysfunctional strategy, for dealing with fear. Fear that something will go wrong if the control freak eases up on the reins a bit. Is that you? If you’re the resident … Read more

Groupizy features TED: How Great Leaders Inspire Action with Simon Sinek

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Inspired group leaders understand (and communicate) their “why” What does it mean to embrace inspired group leadership? Last week, we talked about how leaders can stay motivated when their dedication to their role on the team is flagging hard. One of our suggestions was to lean into the questioning. We recommended that leaders do a … Read more

Getting unstuck from mental quicksand: How to motivate yourself as a group leader

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Or, enough about them. Let’s talk about you! Much has been written about how leaders can motivate their people. Much of the writing has to do with corporate environments and work teams. But our blog isn’t for corporate leadership development. It’s about a different kind of leadership. Our focus is on groups that have voluntarily formed … Read more

Boosting group morale during COVID: 5 actionable tips

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In order to thrive, groups of course need to be invested in their goals. But also, group members need to be invested in their relationships with one another.  During COVID we’ve all been thrown for myriad loops (remember all the think pieces about toilet paper hoarding that were coming out six months ago?). In professional … Read more

Consensus Building in Groups pt 4: LARGE groups & 3 methods to eliminate madness

First of all, if you’re new to the Groupizy Blog, welcome, bienvenidos, and konichiwa!! At Groupizy, our main goal is to give groups a streamlined tech platform so that they can stay focused on their hobbies, goals, and/or communities. That means staying out of the cat-herding associated with trying to use too many apps to … Read more

Consensus Building in Groups pt. 2: 8 steps to get people talking

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Last week we opened the door on consensus building. What is it? Go read our intro! In brief, it’s a set of social contracts and a process. Consensus building gives groups the ability to make more durable and informed decisions in a way that prioritizes member input. While majority rule voting may work in certain … Read more

Consensus Building in Groups pt. 1: You’re in the Weeds- now what?

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Typically groups don’t need any help getting into conflict, but they may need help getting out of it. We think a big part of good group management and group leadership is knowing how to be a great facilitator when the group is in the weeds, or the rather the muck, of conflict and tension around … Read more

Leadership 101: Use SWOT to avoid group decision collision

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So ya gotta make some choices? ALL groups can benefit from having a few easy-to-implement processes for how to make decisions. Leaders should keep a few of these on deck so that when a turning point comes along, as they are wont to do, its not a total crisis! With the proper tools, evolution and … Read more

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