Greetings Leadership Team,

Below you will find:

  • A reminder list for your small groups – revealing which group you are in.
  • Two exercises you and your small group of colleagues will do together – one in October and one in November

The Leader Groups:

NOTE: We’re asking the person at the bottom of each list (your name is bolded) to coordinate scheduling the October and November meetings.

Group One:

  • Rafael Martinez-Chavez – T&D Supervisor II of Substation Engineering
  • Michael Strawn – T&D Supervisor II for Protection & Automation
  • Lee Bryne – T&D Supervisor I for RMT
  • Joshua Pope – T&D Supervisor II for GIS
  • Nicole Santa Cruz – T&D Supervisor II for Design

Group Two:

  • Dana Jimenez – T&D Supervisor I of ETS
  • Chelsea Slunaker – T&D Supervisor I for Design
  • Brian Pugh – T&D Supervisor I for Land
  • Jennifer Necas – T&D Supervisor II for Design
  • CTE Supervisor – TBD

Group Three:

  • Renee Marruffo – T&D Supervisor I for Land
  • Dinko Dujmic – T&D Supervisor I for Communication & Metering
  • Todd Stocksdale – T&D Supervisor II for Design
  • Eduardo Leon – T&D Supervisor I for RMT
  • Mike Baruch – T&D Supervisor I for EPM

Group Four:

  • Ashley Fitzharris – T&D Supervisor II for OpEx
  • Brad Bowen – Lead – Land Surveyor
  • Joshua Dowidat – T&D Supervisor I for Land
  • Shawna Hilman – Lead – CIP Engineering Analyst

October and November Small Group Exercises

The October Exercise and Discussion

Prior to your small group meeting in October:

  1. Refresh your memory of our last summit by reviewing the, Leader Summit Data PDF document (below) that contains the group answers to the two exercises we explored at the summit.
  2. As you review the answers,
    1. Choose any one challenge on page two of the PDF that you are currently facing
    2. Then, choose any two  behaviors on page three of the PDF that, if you consistently demonstrated, would help you overcome the challenge you chose

Then, at your group meeting: 

  1. Share your challenge and behaviors with your group
  2. Help each other sharpen the behaviors. Remember at the summit we talked about identifying and articulating very specific behaviors that you can practice in a micro moment that can help you with your challenges.

NOTE FOR YOUR MEETING: Spend time helping each other get very specific on the behaviors you want to practice that can help you navigate the challenge. This is a time to share your challenge and support each other through refining the behaviors that can make the different.

Here are some prompts  that can guide your October conversation with your team:

  • Why did you choose the challenge you chose? What specifically is happening for you in the challenge?
  • If you had to break down your chosen behaviors into even smaller behaviors that you could practice, what would those smaller behaviors be?
  • Remember, we want our chosen behaviors to “feel different” from our normal behaviors – like the difference between kale and chocolate volcano cake. How will the behaviors you’ve chosen feel different? How will you know you’re actually acting on them?


LeaderSummitData PDF-Click to Download

The November Exercise and Discussion

Prior to your group meeting in November:

  1. Review the Behavioral Foresight article
  2. Do the exercise that is attached to the article.

NOTE: We did a behavioral practice session for our July group meeting. This practice can be done over and over as you reflect on how you want to behave during an upcoming piece of high stakes work. THIS TIME, as you work through the document, try and be more concrete and specific in the behaviors you choose and how you answer the question. Again, we are practicing the skill of behavioral specificity. The more specific the behavior, the more beneficial the behavior can be in everyday leadership moments.

NOTE: Make sure you complete the exercise PRIOR to your small group meeting.

A bit more explanation: This exercise asks you to think about how you want to behave in an upcoming high stakes moment. You will want to fill out the worksheet AND be on the other side of that moment before your group meeting. That way you can discuss with your group both how you filled out the worksheet and how the actual moment unfolded.

Here are some prompts  that can guide your conversation with your team:

  • As a group, have each individual share what they wrote on the Behavioral Foresight worksheet for their chosen high-stakes moment. Help to sharpen each other’s language.
  • Then, if the high stakes moment has occurred, share how the “actual” moment went and what difference reflecting before the event made in the actual moment.

Behavioral Foresight – Explore and Practice – Download PDF Article HERE