9 Signs of Positive Cliques at Work

POSITIVE CLIQUES vs. Negative Clicks

  1. A small exclusive group of friends or associates. Vb. To form, associate in, or act as a clique.[1]
The most important thing to a lot of people is to belong to something thats hip or whatever. To be a part of something thats not society, just a clique. 

– Ric Ocasek

 

There is no doubt that there are some people that you will connect with more easily than others. You’ll gravitate towards them during break times. You’ll enjoy similar conversations and maybe have a fair bit in common away from work.  Some groups form naturally based on personality and common interests or departmental responsibilities. Occasionally, negative groups gather to erode culture and ‘accuse to excuse’.

Cliques aren’t all bad. In some instances, they’re extensions of the positive relationships you formed in the school grounds. You gained a sense of belonging. At work, you have the opportunity to create something pretty special and share a common objective.

On other occasions you may have felt excluded. Rejection is such a torrid emotion and we don’t want anyone experience this kind of bullying.

Are You a  Welcoming Person?

Welcoming people can transform a workplace into a community, a clan or tribe. Members are linked through a united purpose and common focus that goes beyond the individual weaknesses and strengths.

Keith Abraham, Certified Speaking Professional, speaks about building a Passionate Tribe. Allan Pease, FRSA CSP, is the expert on Body Language. The authors of numerous books, both gentlemen impart insightful, practical tips in a down-to-earth manner on how you can build passionate performance [Keith] and increase the effectiveness of communication [Allan].

The Clicky Workplaces: How to Recognise Them and the Impact on Your Health

If you’re in a destructive workplace click you’ll recognise it by the:

  • negative language that is used,
  • the gossiping that occurs about people that aren’t present including colleagues and the mysterious ‘management’
  • meal and break times are extended inappropriately
  • there’s careless regard of company resources
  • the emotional hold that the ‘negative influencer’ will have over you
  • divisions start to occur and one or two people are really feeding it

If you start to feel any of the symptoms of stress: heart palpitations, headaches, nauseas, or a general unease, you may be finding it difficult to extract yourself from an ‘advancing click.’

Check out the policies and procedures on bullying, review your team development goals, and be confident in aligning your behaviour with company expectations. At the end of the day, the clique is not going to pay your mortgage. Honour your employer and your employment contract.’

Signs of a Healthy Clique Within Your Workplace or Networks

You’ll notice your workplace has a healthy clique if:

  1. people don’t gossip negatively about each other
  2. they believe the best in each other and care enough to confront
  3. team members are in unity behind the vision, mission, and values of the organisation
  4. there’s a willingness to serve one another.
  5. People are demonstrating clear personal boundaries, dignity, and respect
  6. communication channels are clearly defined and utilised
  7. they spur each other on with encourage and back up their words with action
  8. encourage ongoing learning and continuous quality improvement
  9. the workspace is inviting – whether sparse or luxurious

 

How to Find a Positive Clique – The Checklist:

  • Join social networking sites individually and as a company that align with your core values and affiliated industries.
  • Work together to establish regular intentional team building opportunities amongst various departments and areas of responsibility. Engage an external facilitator to run the events
  • Look for instances where individuals are being held accountable for their behaviours if they’re not lining up with the organisational values
  • lnnovation and service are highly prized
  • Find a coach or mentor that will help you be a better leader. Choose a skilled person that you really connect with, who can resource you with practical tips, and coach your conversation skills.

[1] Source: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/clique

 

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“I Need a Hero!” The Awesome Show Leadership Podcast with Russell Pearson & Tarran Deane

BONUS Season 01 Podcast: WHY Everybody’s Looking For a Hero!

Ep 11 Bonus Episode - WrapUp End of Season 001 of The Awesome Show Podcast with Tarran Deane and Russell Pearson Subscribe at www.theawesomeshow.com.au

 

 

In this episode Tarran and Russell discuss: what it means to be a hero, how positive role-models and even the anti-hero, influence you in every day life. Hot on the heels of recent movie releases, Russell was keen to go and watch DeadPool; Tarran wasn’t so sure about that. We can still learn a lot about Leadership and ourselves whether they’re politically incorrect, or unpolished. 

This episode like all of Season ONE of the Awesome Show reflect the warmth, banter and straight talking of from the executive and entrepreneur, with insights for current and emerging leaders.

PLAY >>> Catch this BONUS End of Season Episode right HERE

SUBSCRIBE >>> www.theawesomeshow.com.au to future episodes!

TELL US >>> Join us on your favourite social media channel and tell us who some of your HEROES are.

We’d love to know your thoughts and experience!

 

 

ABOUT THE CO-HOSTS: Tarran Deane & Russell Pearson

Tarran and Russell met during an International Leadership Institute in Arizona, during November 2014 where they were representing Professional Speakers Australia in volunteer Leadership positions in Queensland and Victoria. Both flat out with work, and loving their spouses and kiddywinks, Tarran and Russell weren’t even sure if they’d like each other. Then they met and a madcap, crazy brother-sister relationship emerged. They came back from the states with some great ideas, purposefully kept in touch, launching The Awesome Show as a Pilot Podcast Season for Emerging Leaders.

Since launching the Program and partnering together they’ve both enjoyed a great sense of community, strengthened the bonds between their respective PSA states, grown their businesses, spent time with each other’s family and reached more Leaders together!

Now that’s simply awesome!

Tarran Deane: Speaks and Consults to Executives and Senior Leaders on Change, Connection & Communication to Drive Results from Brisbane – Gold Coast Australia

Russell Pearson: Speaks and Consults to Companies and Organisation on Brand Design and Execution from Melbourne Victoria

 

 

S01.E06 Leadership Ethics ~ The Awesome Show #LeadershipPodcast with Tarran Deane & Russell Pearson

The Awesome Show Podcast S01.Episode 06: LEADERSHIP ETHICS

Ep 06 Season 001 of The Awesome Show Podcast with Tarran Deane and Russell Pearson Subscribe at www.theawesomeshow.com.au

 

In this episode Tarran and Russell discuss LEADERSHIP ETHICS

As leaders, we can have a huge influence on how those around us act on a day-to-day basis. Defining what ethics are and how ethics impacts the way we go about our day-to-day can often set the example for our communities and organisations in both good times and during crisis.

Today we discuss the role of a leader from an ethical point-of-view and we review decision making based on our values, responsibilities and the environment in which we operate.

This episode, like every episode of the Awesome Show, captures the warmth, banter and straight forward conversation shared by Tarran and Russell as they draw on their combined skills of the executive and entrepreneur. It’s jam packed with insights for current and emerging leaders!

PLAY >>> Catch this BONUS End of Season Episode right HERE

READ >>> The Transcription PDF [coming soon]

SUBSCRIBE >>> www.theawesomeshow.com.au to future episodes!

TELL US >>> Join us on your favourite social media channel and tell us your key takeaways from this episode! Be sure to use the #LeadershipPodcast #theawesomeshowpodcast hashtags too!

Join us >>> for a practical look at leadership, resources that we’ve found helpful and have your questions answered on…The Awesome Show!

We’d love to know your thoughts and experience!

 

 

ABOUT THE CO-HOSTS: Tarran Deane & Russell Pearson

Tarran and Russell met during an International Leadership Institute in Arizona, during November 2014. They were representing Professional Speakers Australia in volunteer Leadership positions in Queensland and Victoria. Both flat out with work, and loving their spouses and kiddywinks, Tarran and Russell weren’t even sure if they’d like each other! Then they met and a madcap, crazy brother-sister relationship emerged. They came back from the United States with some great ideas, purposefully kept in touch, and launched The Awesome Show as a Pilot Podcast Season for Emerging Leaders.

Since launching the Program and partnering together they’ve both enjoyed a great sense of community, strengthened the bonds between their respective PSA states, grown their businesses, spent time with each other’s family and reached more Leaders together!

Now that’s simply awesome!

Tarran Deane: Speaks and Consults to Executives and Senior Leaders on Change, Connection & Communication to Drive Results from Brisbane – Gold Coast Australia

Russell Pearson: Speaks and Consults to Companies and Organisation on Brand Design and Execution from Melbourne Victoria

 

 

S01.E05 Workplace Politics, Perceptions & Performance~ The Awesome Show #LeadershipPodcast with Tarran Deane & Russell Pearson

The Awesome Show LEADERSHIP Podcast S01.Episode 05: WORKPLACE Politics, Perceptions & Performance

Ep 05 Season 001 of The Awesome Show Leadership Podcast with Tarran Deane and Russell Pearson Subscribe at www.theawesomeshow.com.au

 

In this episode Tarran and Russell discuss Leadership Politics, Perceptions & Performance

Ongoing changes in the Australian Political landscape have us reviewing our place as leaders in the current environment.

In this episode you’ll hear a frank discussion of our perceptions and insights around leadership in the 21st Century. We look at what honouring leadership means for leaders today and the dangers to watch for in a very transparent yet highly scrutinised, biased and subjective communication space. Workplace politics and trial by media are an invitation to stand on your values, be increasingly agile and make the tough, unpopular decisions when you might need to.

You’re always “ON”, being mindful of perceptions but not driven by them requires a strong sense of personal awareness, emotional intelligence and the courage of your conviction when you or your team are under the microscope.

Redundancies impact the recipient and the team. Rebuilding trust and confidence takes time.

This episode, like every episode of the Awesome Show, captures the warmth, banter and straight forward conversation shared by Tarran and Russell as they draw on their combined skills of the executive and entrepreneur. It’s jam packed with insights for current and emerging leaders!

PLAY >>> Catch this BONUS End of Season Episode right HERE

READ >>> The Transcription PDF [coming soon]

SUBSCRIBE >>> www.theawesomeshow.com.au to future episodes!

TELL US >>> Join us on your favourite social media channel and tell us your key takeaways from this episode! Be sure to use the #LeadershipPodcast #theawesomeshowpodcast hashtags too!

Join us >>> for a practical look at leadership, resources that we’ve found helpful and have your questions answered on…The Awesome Show!

We’d love to know your thoughts and experience!

 

 

ABOUT THE CO-HOSTS: Tarran Deane & Russell Pearson

Tarran and Russell met during an International Leadership Institute in Arizona, during November 2014. They were representing Professional Speakers Australia in volunteer Leadership positions in Queensland and Victoria. Both flat out with work, and loving their spouses and kiddywinks, Tarran and Russell weren’t even sure if they’d like each other! When they met and a madcap, crazy brother-sister relationship emerged. They came back from the United States with some great ideas, purposefully kept in touch, and launched The Awesome Show as a Pilot Podcast Season for Emerging Leaders.

Since launching the Program and partnering together they’ve both enjoyed a great sense of community, strengthened the bonds between their respective PSA states, grown their businesses, spent time with each other’s family and reached more Leaders together!

Now that’s simply awesome!

Tarran Deane: Speaks and Consults to Executives and Senior Leaders on Change, Connection & Communication to Drive Results from Brisbane – Gold Coast Australia

Russell Pearson: Speaks and Consults to Companies and Organisation on Brand Design and Execution from Melbourne Victoria

 

 

S01.E04 Real Conversations ~ The Awesome Show #LeadershipPodcast with Tarran Deane & Russell Pearson

The Awesome Show Podcast S01.Episode 04: real conversations, confrontation & other awkward moments

Ep 04 Season 001 of The Awesome Show Podcast with Tarran Deane and Russell Pearson Subscribe at www.theawesomeshow.com.au

 

In this episode Tarran and Russell discuss Real Conversations, Confrontation & Other Awkward Moments

Leadership is not always the glamorous soapbox position that many believe it is. We know there’s not always a cheering crowd of supporters.

From time to time, it’s necessary to have often difficult, robust and sometimes confronting conversations with those we’re working with, in all areas of life.

This episode we review the different obstacles and pitfalls that you may find in your leadership conversations and discuss strategies for getting the very best results from your communication.

This episode, like every episode of the Awesome Show, captures the warmth, banter and straight forward conversation shared by Tarran and Russell as they draw on their combined skills of the executive and entrepreneur. It’s jam packed with insights for current and emerging leaders!

 

PLAY >>> Catch this BONUS End of Season Episode right HERE

READ >>> The Transcription PDF [coming soon]

SUBSCRIBE >>> www.theawesomeshow.com.au to future episodes!

TELL US >>> Join us on your favourite social media channel and tell us your key takeaways from this episode! Be sure to use the #LeadershipPodcast #theawesomeshow hashtags too!

Join us >>> for a practical look at leadership, resources that we’ve found helpful and have your questions answered on…The Awesome Show!

 

We’d love to know your thoughts and experience!

 

 

ABOUT THE CO-HOSTS: Tarran Deane & Russell Pearson

Tarran and Russell met during an International Leadership Institute in Arizona, during November 2014. They were representing Professional Speakers Australia in volunteer Leadership positions in Queensland and Victoria. Both flat out with work, and loving their spouses and kiddywinks, Tarran and Russell weren’t even sure if they’d like each other! Then they met and a madcap, crazy brother-sister relationship emerged. They came back from the United States with some great ideas, purposefully kept in touch, and launched The Awesome Show as a Pilot Podcast Season for Emerging Leaders.

Since launching the Program and partnering together they’ve both enjoyed a great sense of community, strengthened the bonds between their respective PSA states, grown their businesses, spent time with each other’s family and reached more Leaders together!

Now that’s simply awesome!

Tarran Deane: Speaks and Consults to Executives and Senior Leaders on Change, Connection & Communication to Drive Results from Brisbane – Gold Coast Australia

Email Tarran: ceo@tarrandeane.com

Russell Pearson: Speaks and Consults to Companies and Organisation on Brand Design and Execution from Melbourne Victoria

Email Russell: russell@russellpearson.com.au

 

S01.E02 Culture Change That Works ~ The Awesome Show #LeadershipPodcast with Tarran Deane & Russell Pearson

The Awesome Show Podcast S01.Episode 02: Workplace Culture | Problem Generators | Change

Ep 02 Season 001 of The Awesome Show Podcast with Tarran Deane and Russell Pearson Subscribe at www.theawesomeshow.com.au

In this episode Tarran and Russell discuss culture leadership

Whether you’re a fortune 500 or a two person start-up, the cultural mix you lead within your team is going to underpin everything you do. Your culture will define your future successes or will be the thing that holds you back from achieving your goals.

Today we discuss how cultural leadership impacts businesses, organisations and communities, both large and small.

This episode, like every episode of the Awesome Show, captures the warmth, banter and straight shared by Tarran and Russell as they draw on their combined skills of the executive and entrepreneur. It’s jam packed with insights for current and emerging leaders!

PLAY >>> Catch this BONUS End of Season Episode right HERE

READ >>> The Transcription PDF [coming soon]

SUBSCRIBE >>> www.theawesomeshow.com.au to future episodes!

TELL US >>> Join us on your favourite social media channel and tell us your key takeaways from this episode! Be sure to use the #LeadershipPodcast #theawesomeshowpodcast hashtags too!

Join us >>> for a practical look at leadership, resources that we’ve found helpful and have your questions answered on…The Awesome Show!

We’d love to know your thoughts and experience!

 

 

ABOUT THE CO-HOSTS: Tarran Deane & Russell Pearson

Tarran and Russell met during an International Leadership Institute in Arizona, during November 2014. They were representing Professional Speakers Australia in volunteer Leadership positions in Queensland and Victoria. Both flat out with work, and loving their spouses and kiddywinks, Tarran and Russell weren’t even sure if they’d like each other! When they met and a madcap, crazy brother-sister relationship emerged. They came back from the United States with some great ideas, purposefully kept in touch, and launched The Awesome Show as a Pilot Podcast Season for Emerging Leaders.

Since launching the Program and partnering together they’ve both enjoyed a great sense of community, strengthened the bonds between their respective PSA states, grown their businesses, spent time with each other’s family and reached more Leaders together!

Now that’s simply awesome!

Tarran Deane: Speaks and Consults to Executives and Senior Leaders on Change, Connection & Communication to Drive Results from Brisbane – Gold Coast Australia

Russell Pearson: Speaks and Consults to Companies and Organisation on Brand Design and Execution from Melbourne Victoria

 

 

S01.E01: Kickstarting the #LeadershipPodcast – The Awesome Show with Tarran Deane & Russell Pearson

The Awesome Show Podcast S01.Episode 01: A Leadership Podcast for current & emerging Leaders

Ep 01 Season 001 of The Awesome Show Podcast with Tarran Deane and Russell Pearson Subscribe at www.theawesomeshow.com.au

 

In this initial episode Tarran and Russell courageously dive in to the podcasting world, commentating on current issues impacting leaders and employers in the workplace. Listen up and you’ll follow the journey from early conversations to a growing conviction throughout Season One that we need to be honouring leaders, promoting personal responsibility and helping individuals to flourish!

This episode, like every episode of the Awesome Show, captures the warmth, banter and straight forward conversation shared by Tarran and Russell as they draw on their combined skills of the executive and entrepreneur. It’s jam packed with insights for current and emerging leaders!

PLAY >>> Catch this BONUS End of Season Episode right HERE

SUBSCRIBE >>> www.theawesomeshow.com.au to future episodes!

READ >>> Transcript PDF coming soon

TELL US >>> Join us on your favourite social media channel and tell us your tips on declaring goals, making promises and delivering on good intentions. Use the #LeadershipPodcast #theawesomeshowpodcast hashtags too!

We’d love to know your thoughts and experience!

 

 

ABOUT THE CO-HOSTS: Tarran Deane & Russell Pearson

Tarran and Russell met during an International Leadership Institute in Arizona, during November 2014 where they were representing Professional Speakers Australia in volunteer Leadership positions in Queensland and Victoria. Both flat out with work, and loving their spouses and kiddywinks, Tarran and Russell weren’t even sure if they’d like each other. Then they met and a madcap, crazy brother-sister relationship emerged. They came back from the United States with some great ideas, purposefully kept in touch, and launched The Awesome Show as a Pilot Podcast Season for Emerging Leaders.

Since launching the Program and partnering together they’ve both enjoyed a great sense of community, strengthened the bonds between their respective PSA states, grown their businesses, spent time with each other’s family and reached more Leaders together!

Now that’s simply awesome!

Tarran Deane: Speaks and Consults to Executives and Senior Leaders on Change, Connection & Communication to Drive Results from Brisbane – Gold Coast Australia

Russell Pearson: Speaks and Consults to Companies and Organisation on Brand Design and Execution from Melbourne Victoria