Would You Invest in Your CoWorkers for the Next 20 Years?

If you had to invest in a person for 20 years would you invest in your friends and work colleagues?

Ask the same of yourself.

If not, you need to make some immediate changes. 


Because the level of your success is will equate to the people you surround yourself with.

#career #leadership #growth #relationships #learning 

Team Building: How to Build the Highest Performing Teams (Video)

How do you build the highest performing and most engaged teams? Step 1 is building extreme trust. There is no step 2 if you don’t that. How? Vulnerably share experiences, values & other information in groups skyrockets trust in minutes. You create psychological safety and unbreakable chemistry by learning important information the closest person in your life doesn’t know. 

Watch below and see what happens between strangers at SHRM HR Regional Conference I spoke at in Minneapolis. 

You can learn more at jasontreu.com and get a free game you can use, Cards Against Mundanity. 12,000+ employees use it to significantly increase performance, teamwork and communication. Works with customers the same. 

 #shrm #trust #leadership #hr #teamtraining #teamengagement #communicationskills #executivedevelopment #managementtraining #salestraining #teambuilding #teamwork #humanresources

How to Quickly Build High Levels of Trust in Sales with Prospects

How does trust between team members translate to better communication and higher performance? And how can you translate your trust-building skills to your sales calls in order to build rapport quickly?

Listen to me discuss how to build it quickly with team members and in sales with prospects (and customers) on the Predictable Prospecting Podcast:


To explore these questions and more, Jason Treu joins today’s podcast episode. Jason is an executive coach who works with teams to help them build trust and communication skills and increase performance. He’s also the author of the book Social Wealth. Listen in to hear what Jason has to say about the top issues in the sales industry today, how to turn a team into a cohesive unit, and how to build rapport in the first few minutes of a phone call.

Episode Highlights:

  • The top issues Jason sees in the industry today
  • The importance of hiring
  • Whether any type of team can be turned into a cohesive team
  • Where to start in building a trust mindset
  • The trust-building process
  • Building rapport in the first few minutes of a call
  • Jason’s book, Social Wealth: How to Build Extraordinary Relationships By Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Lead and Network
  • What can be done to start getting teams to high performance


Jason Treu

Social Wealth: How to Build Extraordinary Relationships By Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Lead and Network
Read more at http://predictableprospecting.libsyn.com/episode-136-building-trust-jason-treu#PQf64z36DYzkqITR.99

How to Successfully Create Diversity in the Workplace

Really good article on successfully creating diversity and managing conflicts. Diversity can be extremely powerful for organizations if it’s implemented correctly. https://www.ft.com/content/80d3cdc0-6ff4-11e9-bf5c-6eeb837566c5

There is an overwhelming amount of research on why diverse teams perform better: “Teams that take in different life experiences, identities and styles of thinking beat monocultures at problem-solving and prediction.”

There are also significant challenges in bringing together diverse individuals: “Simply trusting people with opposing priorities to combine creatively is more likely to expose divisions than produce gains. Differing cultural assumptions can make it harder for teams to bond, and can lead to friction and misunderstandings, hampering the achievement of goals.”

Here is an example of how understanding someone’s experiences can lead to significantly better outcomes: “His company recently brought together two executives who clashed repeatedly. One loathed top-down power, the other respected hierarchy. In discussion, the executive who mistrusted authority confided that during his childhood his family had suffered under a police state. His colleague then divulged that he ‘went off the rails’ in his teens and regained a grip on life in the army. The discussion did not change their beliefs but it ‘led them to a much better understanding of why they differed, and moderated their behaviour with each other.’”

There is plenty more in the article if you are interested in checking it out.

Get my brand new team building playing cards, Cards Against Mundanity, here: https://www.drivethrucards.com/m/product/272383 There are new questions, instructions and much more. I also conduct this as a workshop for organizations of any size and speak on it.

#diversity #diversityintheworkplace #conflictresolution #teambuilding #teamwork #humanresources #HR #leadership #managertraining

Why This Psychological Safety Test Will Tell You If Your Team is Underperforming

What do you think makes a team successful? What separates a high-performing team from an average team or underperforming team? 

Research overwhelming states that the number one trait for the most successful teams is psychological safety

What is psychological safety? “It’s a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes, ” Amy Edmondson.

As a team building expert, I’d recommend having your team take this psychological safety test.

Here it is (taken from this research study):

1) If you make a mistake on this team, it is often held against you

2) Members of this team are able to bring up problems and tough issues.

3) People on this team sometimes reject others for being different

4) It is safe to take a risk on this team

5) It is difficult to ask other members of this team for help

6) No one on this team would deliberately act in a way that undermines my efforts

7) Working with members of this team, my unique skills and talents are valued and utilized

Use a 1 to 5 scale: 1 strongly disagree, 2 disagree, 3 neutral, 4 agree & 5 is strongly agree

Bonus two questions: It’s safe to take a risk on this team…

8) With the person I’m most comfortable with

9) With the person I’m least comfortable with

If your score isn’t a 5 or close to it, I’d recommend working on it. The first place is to build trust (and a high level of it).

You can get my new Cards Against Mundanity playing cards that more than 12,000 employees use to skyrocket trust, engagement, team closeness, and performance. Learn more here.

Don’t Reject Yourself First

Don’t reject yourself first.

Don’t think you can get or deserve the job? Apply for it.

Don’t think your post is good enough? Publish it.

Don’t think you can do it? Go for it.

Don’t think you should email that person? Write and send it.


1) Stop waiting around for confirmation. You’ll never be “ready.”

2) Our brains are wired for negativity. Our thoughts try to keep us safe. Their job isn’t to make us happy or successful.

3) Amazon’s company philosophy is act boldly on 70% of the information you need. Getting 90% costs a lot, wastes time and requires perfect execution. 

Act boldly and take action today. Don’t reject what you believe may happen before it’s actually happened. 

PS: This doesn’t mean don’t be prepared, learn, acquire skills, network, etc. It means you have to ask in spite of your thoughts and fears.

 #leadership #executivecoach #success #rejection #growthmindset #training #career 

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