As I write this, I am starting day four of a conference called The_Dream, hosted in Sintra, Portugal by the House of Beautiful Business. So it is perhaps not surprising that I have beauty on my mind.
We always have an opportunity to inject some beauty. It may happen in small, temporary ways.
Continue reading “Inject Beauty”
My friend and colleague Bonita Nuttall runs a program called “Turn up the YOU!” and I love the concept.
Its power hit me at two different scales this past week, and both were a good reminder that we always have the opportunity to inject some personality into what we’re doing.
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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”
Sometimes people ask me when I “have time to come up with so many new ideas?”
I wonder if they think I just sit at my desk and think. I don’t.
Thinking is work, yes, but most of my ideas come when I am “in delivery” — in front of a room of people, speaking or facilitating. I test them in real time and see which ones land.
Continue reading “Adjust the Bullseye”
Think of a presentation you’ve heard that has really stuck with you.
Are there many? Likely not.
I heard one this week, by Sarah Owen of Collaboratory, that I can’t stop thinking about, so I thought I’d tell you about it.
Continue reading “Thanks, Sarah!”