Deliver and Inspire

Ground rules beyond the meeting room.

Some of the best workshop and meeting facilitators I know use a basic tool called Ground Rules. Essentially these rules are decided upon by the participants and guide their behaviors in the meeting. But what if we took these ground rules beyond the meeting room? During a recent coaching session my client and I were talking about all of the different...

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Ban the laser pointer

There I was sitting in the boardroom with a team of seasoned professionals. There were more advanced degrees in the room than hours in the day. Amongst the group there must have been over 400 years of experience in science, computing, math, engineering, and some areas I didn’t even recognize. So when I suggested that we ban the laster pointer from...

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What you say – more than words

Early in my career I was lucky enough to work with a great mentor and teacher. She assigned projects and just let me do it my way, even if I failed. It was the first time I truly understood about experiential learning. A Common Misinterpretation An early training presentations included this big beautiful graph about communication. You’ve probably seen it…….it’s a big...

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