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Collective collaborative learning is one of the hallmark characteristics of a High Performing Team. How best to do this depends on the team, the environment and learning preferences. There are no cookie cutters, or set recipes for development success in this space.

Having said that, a team I was working with earlier today used the attached collective learning protocols I developed. Team members shared individual challenges and the collective team provided valuable insight and support , even if they were not directly impacted by the issue, and even if they do not have particular expertise in the subject area. We found that everyone benefitted from the process. And, as an extra bonus it builds trust and psychological safety at he same time. Thanks Christian Messelyn, MInstD, Alan Peddie, Isabelle Adams, Ian Howell, Donald Green, Damian Flynn.

Feel free to use this collective learning resource with your team, or download it from my website here...

And of course, please get it touch if you would like to discuss this further.


Collective Learning Propocols
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A team I am working with take to coaching like ducks to water. In a session last week the team contracted with each other around what they needed to be at their best. We also talked about trust between team members and psychological safety of the collective team. And, by the end of the session the team were coaching each other! Love these guys!

If you would like your team to open up more, share their needs and resolve challenges collaboratively, please get in touch. Perhaps with a little nudge your team can swim like this too.


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As of 1 February, doctors can prescribe nature to patients in some Canadian States by way of National Park passes. The beneficial evidence is that strong! (For more info:

I'm extremely grateful to have spent so much time in nature over the last few months in beautiful Aotearoa New Zealand. I feel refreshed, clear, calm and ready to take on 2022! Small doses are good too. If you're feeling a bit low, or your team needs inspiration to solve a challenge, suggest a break, take a dose of nature, then reconvene. Nature is magic!


If you would like to talk through ways of building nature into your leadership or team development, please get in touch. It's magic!

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