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Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results by Kathleen D. Ryan, Geoffrey M. Bellman

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Appendix A. PRACTICE EXERCISES

Since some readers learn best through doing, we offer a set of exercises related to the Self, Group, and World loops and the six Group Needs. As a reminder, here are the definitions of the six Group Needs.

  • Acceptance: Knowing and accepting ourselves for who we are

  • Potential: Sensing and growing into our fuller and better selves

  • Bond: The connections among us that create a shared sense of identity and belonging

  • Purpose: The reason we come together

  • Reality: Understanding and accepting the world as it is and how it affects us

  • Impact: Our intention to make a difference and our readiness to act

Look over the titles of these nine exercises, select one that attracts you, and read through it quickly. See whether it sounds intriguing, ...

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