How to conduct the Drivers Exercise with your team
STEP 1 – The first thing to do is contact Clint so he can:
- Add your group’s name as an option in the exercise intake form. This allows you to collect data for your group and us that in your group discussion.
- Set a date when you plan to conduct your group discussion. It’s best to plan on using the two weeks before this date to allow your group to complete take the exercise and fill out the online form.
STEP 2 – After your team has completed the exercise and their responses have been captured, you’ll need to prepare the PowerPoint deck that will guide the discussion.
- Download the Official Drivers Exercise PowerPoint template deck from UT Box
- Open the deck in “Normal” view and read the instructions in the “Notes” section under each slide to know how to update the slide statistics. The slide notes also contain learning objectives so you understand the goal of each slide as it relates to the discussion.
- In order to update the statistics in the slide deck, you can refer to the stats at the bottom of this page. It’s recommended to just take a screengrab of each statistic and paste the image of the table into the deck. Instructions on this are below.
STEP 3 – After your deck is prepared with updated statistics/tables, you are almost ready to conduct your group discussion. It’s recommended to review each slide, especially the Notes section of the slides to ensure you know the purpose of the slide and are well prepared to conduct the discussion. NOTE: Some slides contain some “optional” questions to you can hide. Feel free to add in your own insights or questions.
STEP 4 – When you conduct the reflective discussion with your group here are some tips:
- Plan to take at least 60 minutes if not a little more. This exercise becomes more fruitful with reflection and time.
- The more discussion, the better. This exercise doesn’t just give you a clear score and recommended outcome. It’s a reflective exercise to help you know your drivers better which will help you set better goals aligning to your true desires.
- It’s okay if not everyone walks away with clear goals. The important thing is knowing what’s important to each participant. This information can be used later as they continue to set goals.
- Expect that some participants want a clear “next step” and will not be clear what they immediately are getting out of this. Reflecting on one’s drivers is not a quick process. It takes time and deep reflection and one should be patient when understanding these sorts of self-insights and how they affect you.
- Some people may be naysayers and assume that it still all comes down to 1 or 2 drivers. This viewpoint is typical when people assume everyone sees the world the same way. Celebrate the diversity of people’s drivers and call that out when you see it to reinforce how each person, depending on their own exercise, can have different drivers which leads them to set goals unique to them.
Statistics for PowerPoint Deck
The downloadable PowerPoint deck requires you to pull the latest statistics from the Drivers database. The various tables needed for the deck are shown below with the latest data. In order to capture an image of the appropriate tables please use the following methods:
- Mac Users: To copy the image of a statistics table below, press the “Command” + “Shift” + “4” keys simultaneously to select and copy part of a screen. Click here for more details. You can then paste the image into your PowerPoint slide where appropriate by pressing “Command” + “V” simultaneously.
- PC Users: You can use the built-in Snipping Tool to capture an image from your screen. You can then paste the image into your PowerPoint slide where appropriate by pressing “CTRL” + “V” simultaneously.
If you need any assistance email Clint Tuttle