Quirky Exercise: Do I Really Act Like That?
Tools needed: Thick skin and a sense of humor
Invite your team to impersonate you. They can talk like you, walk like you, repeat your catch phrases, tell the jokes they hear you repeat, etc.
Objective: If you’re tough enough, you can learn a lot from this exercise. Your team will feel validated by letting them make fun of you a bit. You will communicate you can have fun and don’t take yourself too serious. And, this may surface some labels you didn’t even know you had. Resist the immediate urge to defend yourself or explain yourself. Use this exercise as a fact-finding mission and an opportunity to talk about listing your labels.