“People need spaciousness the way a plant needs water. When you give it to them, they come back to life.”
This observation by a colleague during my time in Fiji last week has me thinking, yet again, about my big word for 2023 which is “spaciousness.” It’s a word that makes me exhale and drop my shoulders — and it’s everywhere.
Continue reading “Well-Watered Plants”
This past week, I was asked how Boards and other groups are faring without having met very often in person over the past several years. It’s an important question when it comes to making wiser decisions faster. Here are the highlights of my answer:
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This is a story of two menus and two restaurant patrons.
The first menu consisted of three lunch selections, presented orally to the diners: “Meat, fish or vegetarian?”
The second menu also consisted of three lunch selections: “One course, three courses or six courses?”
Continue reading “Safer Surprises”
You know what it feels like to have been sitting in one position for too long — the muscles that have been bent strangely and stuck in one spot are basically useless for a bit until you get them moving again.
Can this metaphor also apply to our senses, or to other ways we process information? I suspect so.
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Continuing our short series on quick facilitation hacks I use all the time:
If you notice a group is getting a bit mired in binary thinking (i.e. “We have to choose this or that,” or “The world looks like this or that”), I find it helpful to draw a line on a whiteboard, with their two options at either end. Then I ask them:
Continue reading “My Go-To Tool”