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The Power of a B.S.

  In working with different organizations it is always surprising how creative people can be.  The challenge as a collaborative leader is to draw that out. Sometimes we think issues are too complex for participants to add some new insight or value.  Or we believe that...

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Is it too Hot in here?

How many times have you been involved in a collaborative session and found the environment was distracting or uncomfortable?  If so, you have become a victim of "environmental sabotage".  It happens a lot, so don't be surprised. Hard chairs?  Feels like a sauna in the...

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Had a Bad Facilitation experience?

Most individuals have had the opportunity to participate in a facilitated meeting at their workplace.  Usually there will be some nice refreshments, like the picture above.  Then we likely have a  company leader guiding the discussion or even having a paid facilitator...

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Beginning with the End in Mind!

The title of this post is taken from the great book by Stephen Covey, "7 Habits of Highly Effective People". In Chapter 2 of that book, Covey describes this critical habit of having clear objectives for our activities and how powerful that is in focusing energy and...

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Which do you Value the most from Collaboration?

Collaboration is often heralded as a dream tool for leveraging organizational resources. I completely agree. In fact, collaboration is the tool of choice when players wish to achieve together that which cannot be of achieved alone. Yet, few of us receive training in...

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