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How to overcome the 88% fail rate of achieving your New Year’s resolutions for your team to have an even better year and conquer more, together.


8 New Year’s Resolutions for Teams to Try in 2022

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Teams to Try in 2022



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How are New Year’s resolutions different from goals?

The biggest distinction between goals and resolutions is that goals and typically quantitative metrics, for example creating X amount of content for the month, while resolutions are typically more qualitative, for example increasing the monthly content created.

So, while g...

A psychologically safe environment is an environment where everyone feels safe to share their ideas.

According to Dr. Soracha Cashman, a Cognitive Neuropsychologist and coach, “psychological safety is a capacity to feel safe to express your boundaries, trust others to r...

It is important to both ask and give feedback if you want to grow. Oftentimes, we get into a routine doing the same thing daily. To avoid repeating mistakes and learning to grow it is important to ask your coworkers and managers for constructive feedback.

It is also...

While it is easy to blame yourself or somebody else for mistakes, this is not something that is good to do. Blaming yourself only puts more pressure on yourself and deters you. Rather, learn how to recognize your mistakes and learn from them.

It is also important no...

One of the best qualities in a team member is reliability. If your team can rely on you to get things done, they will trust you more. 

Being a reliable employee will benefit you because when big projects emerge that you want to work on, your manager is more likely to as...

While doing lots of work shows your commitment to the company, taking on more than you can handle can affect your mental health and quality of work.

How to say “no” when our bandwidth is stretched to its max:

  • Assess the request
  • Know your pri...


“When you say no, you are only saying no to one option. When you say yes, you are saying no to every other option. No is a decision. Yes is a responsibility.”

When a company begins, there are ways of doing things that are established. And as your company grows, these processes improve.

But it is important to recognize when a process is no longer benefiting the company.

To foster better teamwork and communication, try implementing ice-breaker questions, company social events, and coffee chats:

  • What are your hobbies outside of work?
  • What does your perfect day off look like?
  • Who is your favourite artist?

Learning good communication skills is very important.

There are 8 essential communication skills for leaders:

  • Be willing to adapt your style of communication
  • Become an active listener
  • Be transparent 
  • Be clear

  • Create (and celebrate) milestones
  • Make your resolutions public
  • Make it official
  • Set (realistic) expectations and don’t overcommit
  • Use the right tools to keep track of progress
  • Keep asking why you want to achieve your resolutions
  • Don’t prioritiz...

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