Better World Ed
Team Building Typeform #1

Why? We NEED and DEEPLY VALUE feedback and reflections
from all candidates, team members, and advisors
involved in building this movement.

Remember: Examples and stories are helpful for everyone involved. 
Try to avoid "telling". Show. 
(this might take anywhere from 30-90 minutes, based on the average time people engage)
let's do this!
 
As you engage, remember:
This is a safe space to share. It might not feel that way as it's virtual and could feel like an evaluation, not a self-evaluation. This is here for you way more than it is for anyone on the team who may come across what you share. 

Real, raw, authentic, transparent. No need to prove yourself to anyone through what you write, here. The real proof is in the way we all engage minute by minute, year to year.

Putting a "6" for something isn't a negative thing to us. Unless you feel you're at a 3 or a 10. Then 6 might not be the best choice :)

 
I am a.. *


 
What is your first name? *

 
Thanks, {{answer_20489717}}. What is your last name (surname)? *

 
What is the team building candidate's first name? *

 
What is {{answer_20489718}}'s last name? *

 
What about your first name? *

 
And your last name (surname)? *

 
5 Bucket Alignment

Consider the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement and select the rating that best describes {{answer_20489718}}'s current reality. Take your time to respond as thoughtfully as you can.
 
Vision Fit *

{{answer_20489718}}'s understanding of and commitment to our vision in all its massive-ness is clear, aligned, and is based in their own deep connection to this vision.
 
Why {{answer_20489723}}? What kept you from choosing a higher number? From a lower number? *

 
Role Fit *

{{answer_20489718}} has a clear alignment to the {{answer_20489721}} role, based on what we've learned with others we've had playing this role and based on the skills and experiences they bring to the mix.
 
Why {{answer_20489724}}? What kept you from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
Approach Fit *

{{answer_20489718}} showcases a humble hunger consistently in conversation, writing, and other ways we've engaged. {{answer_20489718}}'s intention to learn and understand before quickly taking action is apparent and is acted on effectively.
 
Why {{answer_20489725}}? What kept you from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
Founding Team Mindset Fit *

{{answer_20489718}} consistently shows a commitment to "looking outside the car", building what needs to be built alongside others rather than prioritizing their own ego. {{answer_20489718}} doesn't see their role involving being a founder or face of a mission; and they also don't see themselves as less important than a founder in the future of this mission.
 
Why {{answer_20489726}}? What kept you from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
Life Choice Fit *

{{answer_20489718}} is ready for the journey ahead, and has made life choices that will allow them to invest fully in this mission and vision. They seek life alignment, bringing what they do with Better World Ed into their "personal" life and vice versa. The people around them are supportive of this journey.
 
Why {{answer_20489727}}? What kept you from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
5 Bucket Alignment

Consider the extent to which I agree or disagree with each statement and select the rating that best describes my current reality. Take my time to respond as thoughtfully as I can.
 
Vision Fit *

My understanding of and commitment to the BWE vision in all its massive-ness is clear, aligned, and is based in my own deep connection to this vision.
 
Why {{answer_22799770}}? What kept me from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
In what ways am I seeking to grow and learn in vision fit? How?

In what ways do I see myself needing to grow in this capacity?
 
Role Fit *

I have a clear alignment to the {{answer_20489721}} role, based on what I've learned with others while playing this role and based on the skills, experiences, and passions I bring to the mix.
 
Why {{answer_22799771}}? What kept me from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
In what ways am I seeking to grow and learn in role fit? How?

In what ways do I see myself needing to grow in this capacity?
 
Approach Fit *

I showcase a humble hunger consistently in conversation, writing, and other ways I've engaged with people I've worked with and with BWE team members. My intention to learn and understand before quickly taking action is apparent and is acted on effectively.
 
Why {{answer_22799772}}? What kept me from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
In what ways am I seeking to grow and learn in approach fit? How?

In what ways do I see myself needing to grow in this capacity?
 
Founding Team Mindset Fit *

I consistently show a commitment to "looking outside the car towards the vision", building what needs to be built alongside others rather than prioritizing my own ego and "debating with those in the car".

I don't see my role involving being a founder or face of a mission; and I also don't see myself as less important than a founder in the future of this mission. 
 
Why {{answer_22799773}}? What kept me from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
In what ways am I seeking to grow and learn in founding team mindset fit? How?

In what ways do I see myself needing to grow in this capacity?
 
Life Choice Fit *

I am ready for the journey ahead, and I want to and will make life choices that will allow me to invest fully in this mission and vision. I seek life alignment, bringing what I do with Better World Ed into my "personal" life and vice versa. The people around me are supportive of this journey.
 
Why {{answer_22799774}}? What kept me from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
In what ways am I seeking to grow and learn in life choice fit? How?

In what ways do I see myself needing to grow in this capacity?
 
The Four Better World "Valuabilities"

Consider the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement and select the rating that best describes {{answer_20489718}}'s current reality. Take your time to respond as thoughtfully as you can.
 
Applied Empathy *

{{answer_20489718}}'s understanding of and commitment to leveraging cognitive and emotional empathy in their day to day life and work is strong.
 
Why {{answer_20740035}}? What kept you from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
Applied Ecosystem Understanding *

{{answer_20489718}} exercises their ability to zoom out from personal and interpersonal learning to understand the ecosystem around a topic, region, or challenge in our world. They don't let the danger of a single story play out in their own thinking and understanding of the world, as their curiosity and hunger for macro learning stretches far past any single moment or conversation.
 
Why {{answer_20740036}}? What kept you from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
If any, in what ways is {{answer_20489718}} part of or forwarding a divisive conversation? In what ways is there a picture being painted of what "better" is -- with good intentions -- that could lead to unrest or further divide across humanity? *

Examples:
Developed cultures are destroying developing/indigenous cultures.
Indigenous cultures and practices must be preserved by any means necessary.
Policy is infinitely more important than social entrepreneurship.
The World Bank is evil. 
People who vote for XYZ person are stupid and ruining everything.
Organizational leadership is corrupt and the program team is the only group aligned to the vision.

 
Applied Creativity Within Constraints *

{{answer_20489718}} leverages constraints as an effective tool to encourage creativity and effective, useful ideas. They rarely diverge from the challenge at hand and are able to clearly understand a situation and present creative opportunities to address the challenges in front of them/us.
 
Why {{answer_20740037}}? What kept you from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
Applied Collaboration *

{{answer_20489718}} consistently shows a commitment to "looking outside the car", building what needs to be built alongside others rather than prioritizing their own ego and ideas. They crave learning with others and are able to put aside their own ideas to understand others around them. They don't see collaboration as compromise and taking turns in picking whose idea to implement. They see it as a cohesive approach requiring trust and deep alignment in vision.
 
Why {{answer_20740038}}? What kept you from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
If any, in what ways is {{answer_20489718}} part of a conversation about coming together? In what ways are {{answer_20489718}} part of a picture being painted of what "better" is -- with good intentions -- that could lead to togetherness, understanding, and collaboration across humanity? *

 
The Four Better World "Valuabilities"

Consider the extent to which I agree or disagree with each statement and select the rating that best describes my current reality. Take my time to respond as thoughtfully as I can.
 
Applied Empathy *

My understanding of and commitment to leveraging cognitive and emotional empathy in my day to day life and work is strong.
 
Why {{answer_22799783}}? What kept me from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
And how am I seeking to grow and learn in applying empathy?

In what specific ways do I see myself needing to grow in this capacity?
 
Applied Ecosystem Understanding *

I exercise my ability to zoom out from personal and interpersonal learning to understand the ecosystem around a topic, region, or challenge in our world. I don't let the danger of a single story play out in my own thinking and understanding of the world, as my curiosity and hunger for macro learning stretches far past any single moment or conversation.
 
Why {{answer_22799784}}? What kept me from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
And how am I seeking to grow and learn in applying ecosystem understanding?

In what specific ways do I see myself needing to grow in this capacity?
 
Pause. How does all of this evaluation sit so far? *

 
Applied Creativity Within Constraints *

I leverage constraints as an effective tool to encourage creativity and effective, useful ideas. I rarely diverge from the challenge at hand and am able to clearly understand a situation and present creative opportunities to address the challenges in front of me/my team.
 
Why {{answer_22799785}}? What kept me from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
And how am I seeking to grow and learn in applying creativity within constraints?

In what specific ways do I see myself needing to grow in this capacity?
 
Applied Collaboration *

I consistently show a commitment to "looking outside the car", building what needs to be built alongside others rather than prioritizing my own ego and ideas. I crave learning with others and am able (and hungry) to put aside my own ideas to understand others around me. I don't see collaboration as compromise or taking turns in picking whose idea to implement. I see it as a cohesive approach requiring trust, delighted listening, and deep alignment in vision.
 
Why {{answer_22799786}}? What kept me from choosing a higher number? From a lower number?

 
And how am I seeking to grow and learn in applying collaboration?

In what specific ways do I see myself needing to grow in this capacity?
 
Pause. Describe an experience you've had recently with someone you felt you didn't share much in common with. *

 
Overall Assessment

As before, please answer as honestly and fully as you can.
 
How would you rate {{answer_20489718}}'s overall candidacy for this role? *

You don't have to average previous ratings. This is based on your intuition and reflection. What does the average of your mind and heart's rating equal?










 
What are {{answer_20489718}}'s strongest characteristics, traits, qualities, and/or skillsets? *

 
What are {{answer_20489718}}'s weakest characteristics, traits, qualities, and/or skillsets? *

 
How would you rate {{answer_20489718}}'s overall focus and discipline in his or her current life place (the past 0-3 months)? *

1 = often and easily distracted.
5 = many projects moving, leading {{answer_20489718}} to be a bit more scattered than I'd like to see.
10 = generally focused, and highly aware of when he or she is off track. {{answer_20489718}} actively knows when there is distraction; it doesn't happen by accident ever. Nobody has to remind {{answer_20489718}} of much.










 
Describe the overall vibe and life place of {{answer_20489718}} at this moment in time, based on your conversation(s). *

Happy? Fulfilled? Burned out? Stressed? Unhappy? Unfulfilled? In flow? 

Describe how you "feel" they feel; right now, this matters more than what you "think" they feel.
 
Overall Assessment

As before, I'll strive to answer as honestly and fully as I can.
 
How would I rate my overall candidacy for this role? *

I don't have to average previous ratings. This is based on my intuition and reflection. What does the average of my mind and heart's rating equal?










 
What are my strongest characteristics, traits, qualities, and/or skillsets? *

 
What are my weakest characteristics, traits, qualities, and/or skillsets? *

In what ways do I see myself needing to grow most?
 
What are my weakest characteristics, traits, qualities, and/or skillsets from the perspective of those closest to me? *

In what ways do others that I collaborate with or spend the most time with see me needing to grow most?
 
Why not another organization in the space/landscape that I care about? Why here? Do I feel that I have clarity on why I am prioritizing BWE? *

Sharing specific examples of other organizations in the landscape can be helpful. Strongly recommended as an exercise.
 
How would I rate my overall focus and discipline in my current life place (the past 0-3 months)? *

1 = often and easily distracted.
5 = many tabs open, leading me to be a bit more scattered than I'd like to be.
10 = generally focused, and highly aware of when I'm off track. I actively know I'm scrolling through facebook; it doesn't happen by accident ever. Nobody has to remind me of much.










 
How am I hoping to grow in the realms of focusdiscipline, and awareness?

 
What are some of the ways in which I am betraying or deceiving myself? Specifically in relation to my recent or current thoughts, words, actions, and choices? *

If you aren't familiar with the concept of self-betrayal or self-deception, skim this link (https://www.amazon.com/Leadership-Self-Deception-Getting-Out-Box/dp/1576759776) or ideally read this book before anything else. 

If you've already read this book, a refresher can't hurt. It's a seemingly simple and yet incredibly complex personal, interpersonal, and global challenge to face and address.
 
When learning about another person, what do I want to prioritize looking for in them? What do I want to look for as a way to feel confident in collaborating with them? *


 
why?

 
When learning about another person, what do I feel I currently prioritize looking for in them? What do I tend to currently look for as a way to feel confident in collaborating with them? *


 
Any reflections, feelings, or new thoughts I'd like to share? About this self-evaluation or beyond? *

 
Pause. Take a deep breath. If I were to rate on a scale, my mind is a











 
My body?











 
My heart?











 
In a sentence or two, what is my vibe and life place this year/these months? *

Happy? Fulfilled? Burned out? Stressed? Unhappy? Unfulfilled? In flow? 

Describe how I "feel", not what I "think" I feel.
 
Do you have any final comments or questions you would like to raise?

 
Do I have any final comments or questions I would like to raise?

This is super helpful, {{answer_22801349}}.

Really, it is.
i'm ready to moooooo my way to some ECs!
We hope this was helpful, {{answer_20489717}}.

As you reflect and self-evaluate, do feel free to reach out anytime!