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How to be the worst facilitator – Episode 3

Because we can learn a lot from how NOT to do things – like the editor who turned down JK Rowling or the guy who left The Beatles just before they became famous – I am spending some time thinking about how to be the worst facilitator in the world.  Obviously with the goal to […]

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How to be the worst facilitator in the world – Episode 2

There is much to be learned from doing it wrong.  History is strewn with the bodies of heroes and leaders who thought that they could rely on their experience and reputation – General Custer thought he could fight Sitting Bull’s army of 3,000 warriors with 250 men (he died in the ensuing massacre), Napoleon being […]

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Make them laugh. Make them remember…

We all love a good joke.  And although some of us might forget the punchline, we usually remember what the joke was about! When using graphics during facilitation, training or team meetings inject a bit of humour and see how it increases engagement.  People will also remember it longer. During a conference where digital lockers […]

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Some thoughts on change

First published on www.talenttalks.net in Feb 2019 Change in any organisation is sometimes exciting, sometimes scary, but mostly unavoidable. It’s going to happen and avoiding some of the pitfalls can make things easier. Here are a couple of thoughts from my experience of change in organisations. Tell a story. As John Kotter says in his […]

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How to ask great questions

As children we ask questions until our parents’ ears explode!  But as we get older we stop asking questions.  Maybe it’s because we stop wanting to learn?  Maybe because we stop being curious?  Maybe because we don’t want to appear stupid? Asking questions is a powerful way to create new insights and unearth limiting assumptions.  […]

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How to capture an iceberg

The concept of an iceberg is usually used to indicate what we see (above the water) and what we don’t see (below the water). This metaphor can be used in connection with culture and beliefs – the behaviours above the water that we can identify and recognise, and the beliefs and assumptions that are difficult […]

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The business case for thinking in pictures

Graphic facilitation is an approach that uses pictures as a method for people to “see” their thoughts.  In this way, they can communicate better and make improved decisions.  This article deals with why it makes good business sense to use graphic facilitation in your business. For training sessions, strategic planning workshops or problem solving meetings […]

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