Creating Superhuman Teams

Creating Superhuman

by Madiee Games

corporate sales training


Creating Superhuman Teams is a signature Gamified Corporate Coaching programme by Happiness Coach that focuses on enhancing compassion in a workplace while also motivating employees to strive towards high performance.


Harvard’s recent worldwide survey of 300 senior business leaders across industries ranging from hospitality to automotive to biotech, 61% reported that they’re struggling to balance employees’ need for support with their company’s drive for high performance. While most of us believe that real leadership entails both compassion and accountability, these results suggest that actually exhibiting this kind of leadership feels harder than ever. The pandemic situation brought about an urgent need for rise in compassion within an organization, at a time when performance & outcomes are required to be high. While a lot of organizations consider it a binary decision between compassion and high performance, it doesn’t have to be either or. Both qualities can be achieved through a scientific model like Creating Superhuman Teams. Read on to know more about it!

Mutual Trust & Respect

In the book Good to Great, author Jim Collins set out to identify how to turn a mediocre, or good, company into a great one, and it all comes down to trust and respect in the workplace. This module strengthens the mutual trust and respect among your team members, and takes them away from a competitive to collaborative mindset.

Outcomes Achieved:

  • Identify adversarial situations, when a lot of people choose what they think is best for them individually, but the sum total of the decisions creates a worse outcome for everyone.
  • Use mental models like MRI, Hanlon’s Razor in their professional and personal life to help empathize.
  • Detect mental models that explain common errors in thinking like fundamental attribution error, and self-serving bias, and re-assess situations.

Mental Models:

Seeing The Big Picture

Seeing the big picture allows you to see opportunities for improvement. You can ensure you understand the connections between basic tasks and long-term targets, which can make the goals more efficient and achievable.

Outcomes Achieved:

  • Distinguish their activities by circle of control, influence and concern
  • Assess and identify challenges with respect to big picture and attention to details
  • Discuss and give examples for the key mental models presented below, that helps teams appreciate long term thinking, and nurture a mindset of progress over perfection.

Mental Models:

Creative Confidence

Creative confidence means that, even when people aren’t sure, they have the energy and will to keep pushing forward, to be undaunted when ideas don’t work, to keep trying new ideas. Lets create a team beaming with creative confidence.

Outcomes Achieved:

  • Differentiate convergent and divergent Thinking, and select the right tools for effective idea generation.
  • Rewrite problem statements and solve challenges using the principle of Inverse Thinking, metaphorical thinking.
  • Generate innovative ideas by using Lateral Thinking principles.

Mental Models:

Overcoming Cognitive Bias

When making decisions, we all rely too heavily on intuition and use flawed reasoning sometimes. But it’s possible to fight these pernicious sources of bias by learning to spot them and using research driven techniques to overcome them.

Outcomes Achieved:

  • Identify and detect various cognitive / unconscious biases affecting our day to day thinking and decision making.
  • Recall Parkinson’s Law and use forcing functions strategically to avoid analysis paralysis.
  • Select proven strategies to overcome cognitive biases.

Mental Models:

Accountability In The Face Of Uncertainty

During uncertain or rapidly evolving times, leaders often make the big mistake of micromanaging instead of focusing on positive accountability, but it is the culture of positive accountability that wins uncertainty.

Outcomes Achieved:

  • Properly delineate roles and responsibilities using the model of DRI (Directly Responsible Individual), and RACI.
  • Watch out and identify common psychological failure modes like imposter syndrome and the Dunning-Kruger effect
  • Explain Entropy and give examples for entropy in action in their professional and personal life.

Mental Models:

Winning Friends & Influencing People

Successful project delivery is not rocket science. Though it can be a complicated and demanding process, it can be made successful by winning friends and influencing people between various project teams, via the ‘win-win’ approach.

Outcomes Achieved:

  • Evaluating the needs of all stakeholders, and assessing their alternatives
  • Classify deals with respect to Lewicki and Hiam’s Negotiation matrix
  • Convince people to join your side by persuading them through use of influence models like reciprocity, commitment,liking, social proof, scarcity and authority, and watch out for how they are being used on you.

Mental Models:

Games :

Deepak Varma has over 18 years of corporate experience in Fortune 500 companies like Hewlett Packard, Wipro and Airtel in the sales, marketing, operations, account management domains.

Deepak has been the President at Toastmasters and an Advanced Communicator Bronze. 

Deepak is also the Director at a NGO namely Heartfulness and has trained over 5000 people across multiple geographies in India and Africa in simple techniques of relaxation and meditation free of cost.

A counselling psychologist by profession, Abs specialises in addressing mental health concerns of adolescents, young adults, and adults including stress & time management, relationship counselling, substance abuse, domestic violence, perinatal problems, depression, loneliness, anxiety, sexual issues, identity crisis and work issues, among others. She believes that therapy can hold different experiences & meanings for each individual, thus using an eclectic approach with her clients.

Aditya’s passion lies in Career and Business Strategy. He loves Supporting executives and professionals with career obstacles such as self regulation, goal directed persistence, task initiation, planning/prioritization, role transition, organization and time management.

His clients share from the experience about their coaching engagement  that they feel his coaching is an experience that is engaging, highly energizing and making learning fun. He has a strong determination to offer something different, with the intention of helping others succeed in their walks of life.

His accreditations includes him being an Associate Certified Coach (ACC- ICF),Brave Spirit Icon 2017 I Youth Icon Recipient 2016 I National Service Excellence Award 2016 I National Education Award 2015 

His experience includes 50,000+ hours that involves facilitation/presentation/training/consulting on a wide variety of topics globally across Dubai, Sri Lanka, UK, Canada, Indonesia, Australia, USA. He has successfully engaged with over 1,00,000+ participants from diverse backgrounds working on a national and international assignment since 2014.