Leadership Candy Hearts: A Valentines Day Teambuilder

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.

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Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt helps human-centered leaders resolve workplace ambiguity and chaos, so that they can drive innovation, productivity and revenue without burning out employees. She’s the founder and CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders, an international leadership development and training firm known for practical tools and leadership development programs that stick. She’s the award-winning author of four books including Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates and Winning Well: A Manager's Guide to Getting Results-Without Losing Your Soul and a hosts the popular Asking For a Friend Vlog on LinkedIn. A former Verizon Wireless executive, Karin was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of great leadership speakers. Karin and her husband and business partner, David Dye, are committed to their philanthropic initiative, Winning Wells - building clean water wells for the people of Cambodia.

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