Category Archives: Facilitation

Facilitation Aikido: Part I

This week’s article, Facilitation Aikido: Part I, is extracted from Barry Shapiro’s book, Casting Call in the Theatre of Corporate America…the role of the extraordinary facilitator. This book serves as a practical guide to assess, measure and develop facilitators to … Continue reading

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Inviting Consensus: How to Maximize Collaboration and Reach Consensus in Under an Hour

This week, leadership development expert Dan McCarthy has consented to allowing me to republish his recent post on consensus decision-making entitled, How to Maximize Collaboration and Reach Consensus in Under an Hour. Dan is the author of the award winning … Continue reading

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Set and Setting

The continue with the holiday theme, I thought I’d send you something to stimulate your thinking around how you approach setting the ambiance for your gatherings. In the 1960’s, Timothy Leary coined the term “set and setting” referring to a … Continue reading

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Assimilation vs. Accumulation: Get full nourishment from everything in your life

Western culture has reached a level of material wealth greater than at any time in history. We include in this material wealth, wealth of information as well. At the pinnacle of our ability to manipulate the environment and produce all … Continue reading

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Be Your Material

As trainers and facilitators, it’s easy to get overly concerned about what we’re presenting to our groups. But research, as well as our direct experience shows that the greatest impact of our communication occurs at the non-verbal level. That is … Continue reading

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Shedding Light on the Facilitator’s Shadow

When I first started facilitating and training, I thought I needed to have it all together up there in front of the room. I thought that I was supposed to know what to do in any circumstance and if the … Continue reading

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Give Your Group a LIFT

This week’s article, Give Your Groups a LIFT is extracted from Barry Shapiro’s new book, Casting Call in the Theatre of Corporate America…the role of the extraordinary facilitator. The book serves as a practical guide to assess, measure and develop … Continue reading

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