Blog

Leadership Candy Hearts: A Valentines Day Teambuilder post image

Leadership grows with conversation. It’s Valentines day– How about spreading the conversation with a few candy hearts?

I still get nostalgic for the doily decorated lunch bag full of cardboard valentines in elementary school, coupled with that sickening feeling from eating too many candy hearts. Perhaps you’ve upgraded your Valentines Day to more sophisticated endeavors. Or perhaps you secretly snatch a few candy hearts from your kids.

How about a little retro-fun, making your own virtual leadership candy hearts?

 

Candy Hearts: A Reflective Exercise or Team Builder

You can play this game as a reflective exercise or click on the link and spread the love around (it’s fun and free).

Take a minute what message do you most need to hear today? If you gave some candy hearts to yourself. What would they say? What candy hearts would you drop on the desks of your team? What candy hearts would you give to your boss?

What Should YOUR Candy Heart Say To YOU?

In 8 characters or less, what message would you send yourself today?

ITS OK? NOW?

Take a moment to fill in the blank _____(would love for you to share in the comments)

What Does Your Team Need to Hear?

How can you show your team a little love today? Through hearts or in some other way?

What would you say to them?

YES? 4 GIVE? TRY?

Take a moment to reflect and fill in the blank _____(would love for you to share in the comments)

Who Can You Thank?

Who is your leadership pit crew?

How do they inspire your leadership?

How can you thank them?

HELP? AMEN? NEED U?

Take a moment to fill in the blank __ (and share who helps you lead as you do? How? Why not comment and spread the love by passing this post along to them?)

Want to create your own conversation hearts, you can make real ones. Or try this free virtual technique to make sharable ones like I did above.

Happy Valentines Day. May your day be filled with positive messages and growth.

Filed Under:   Communication
 
 
Karin Hurt
Karin Hurt
Karin Hurt is a keynote speaker, leadership consultant, and MBA professor. A former Verizon Wireless executive, she has over two decades of experience in sales, marketing, customer service, and human resources. Named as a top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior, Karin helps leaders improve business results by building deeper trust and connection with their teams. She knows the stillness of a yogi, the reflective road of a marathoner and the joy of being a mom raising emerging leaders. Ultimately, it's about Confident Humility.
 

Join The Conversation

What People Are Saying

Shopulace   |   02 July 2013   |   Reply

I read this piece of writing fully concerning the resemblance of newest and
preceding technologies, it’s amazing article.