I’ve been a facilitator for over twenty-five years, all over the world, in organisations large and small, public and private. Here are some of my thoughts and reflections in the real of facilitating change and transformation – personal, organisational and societal.
Views of Facilitation and Consultancy
NEW! The Humility (Or Not) of Facilitation – the paradox of humility and the ego in facilitation
Bloody Obvious Approaches to Management – a look at obviousness and collusive facilitation and training
Brainstorming – a critique.
Coaching and Mentoring: What’s the difference? – my personal take on this question
For or Against Consultancy? – a wry look at consultancy
How do you identify a bad facilitator before you hire them ? – tips and a view
Ice-breakers or ice-makers? – Questioning the need for, and value of ice-breakers
Leadership in the Catacombs – an ill-at-ease facilitator speaks out
Precious workshoppers – a demonic view of self-centred facipulators
Public speaker or cult leader? – a check list for speakers to not be cultish
The Real Art of Flip Charting – a practical look at how to use a flip chart properly.
Real Training – Real Facilitation – a viewpoint on authentic training and facilitation
Sleeping on Decisions – a group decision-making process
The Tools Barrier – why don’t tools and techniques stick or embed in organisations?
Trainer responses – four archetypal responses by trainers to their clients
The True Power of the Peaceful Warrior – a short, lyrical look at change and leadership
Activities for Facilitators
The Backwards Review – a way of reflecting
I-ness – an activity exploring service orientation