Using a real-life dynamic that unfolded between me and one of my colleagues – playfully illustrated with a series of full-color cartoons – I illuminate how our hot buttons are our true obstacles to collaboration. I’ll explore concepts such as: being at the mercy (stuck in a box), being one’s worst self when triggered, the perils of viewing the world through a narrow ego-filter; and the various defenses that block successful teaming. The topic is heavy but the approach is light and accessible!
To help you move from concepts to actions, I also provide practical steps to overcome obstacles and embrace a path of transformation: choosing to act outside of the box, embracing learning, accepting imperfections, initiating difficult conversations, engaging with a sense humor, honoring your highest goals, and, if nothing else works, having faith to ask the universe for help!
Closing the loop on my own story, I demonstrate that, even though the road is bumpy, at any moment, we can re-establish authentic, productive collaboration.
How to use the book?
1- Relax, enjoy the text and the illustrations, and play with the Hot Button Chart at the end of the book. Clarifying your hot buttons and learning to transform them can be simple, easy and fun.
2- Use the workbook as a springboard to kick off a constructive conversation with your partner, friends or team members. Download for free!
3- If the conversation doesn’t go well, or not as well as you’d like, contact me! As a coach, lecturer and consultant, I can help facilitate a more in depth process for your particular needs.