The Weaving Influence team meets on Monday mornings for a quick check in for the week.
As building community is a high priority for me — our team is virtual, with members living in Boston, Houston, Chicago, Tennesee, and tiny small town Michigan — I like to begin each meeting with a question to help us get to know one another beyond work.
Yesterday, our newest subcontractor joined the meeting for the first time (hi Joanna!) and I wanted to have an extra great question/ice breaker.
So, I did what any internet savvy leader would do and crowdsourced the question on Twitter. Here are the great ideas I generated, with a hat tip to the people who shared them and special props to @emilyadams829, whose question I used:
From @gobles: Ask people to share a favorite (but brief) story about a favorite vacation spot.
From @emilyadams829: When were you brave this week? Another: What is one personal change you want to see by the end of February?
From @anne4evayoung: What’s on your bucket list?
From @othrthanweather: (a joke question): How much does a polar bear weigh? …just enough to break the ice! ; ) #icebreaker #badjoke
From @KarenMartinOpEx: Have them share 3 facts/stories about themselves, one of which isn’t true. Ask others to guess which one isn’t true.
I chose “When were you brave this week?”
Tell me something! How do you build community on your team? What is your favorite team building question? When were you brave this week?
I am the founder/CEO of the Weaving Influence team, the author of Reach: Creating the Biggest Possible Audience for Your Message, Book, or Cause, and the host of the Book Marketing Action Podcast. I’m a wife and mom of three kids, and I enjoy running, reading, writing, coffee, and dark chocolate.
Tell me about a time when you felt like you were King/Queen of the World (like the scene in Titanic FYI) … what have you done to try to replicate that experience?
Ooh. Good one. A similar question might be “What makes you feel strong?”
Becky you have asked a remarkable question! And I loved reading all the suggestions that were shared. You might also enjoy taking a peek at my blog: http://www.leadingwithquestions.com Once you are there you can curser down to see many previous posts. Please let me know what you think?