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Be an Innovative Facilitator

You know what they say about tree planting. The best time to plant one was years ago, the next best time is today. Do you need to innovate how you facilitate? Do you need to redesign your classic workshops or sessions or integrate new activities, tools, or techniques after learning more about your audience, often […]

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The Perfection of Imperfection in Group Leadership

Workplace cultures have historically valued objective, tangible, analytical, action orientations while simultaneously undervaluing intangible, subjective, reflective orientations. When this is true, we are rewarded when presenting material evidence, dispassionate, impersonal, “objective” data, and may be discounted, even punished to some extent when expressing subjective, personal, passionate interests and perspectives. In my experience in the workforce, […]

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Polish or Deflate the Elephant?

In this week’s article we include a description of a challenge sent in by one of our readers along with my response. While this particular issue is around conflict in the workplace, the framing of question speaks to the opportunity we have as facilitators to invite groups to refine any unhealthy or unproductive process that […]

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Revisit Your Roots

As life long learners, our field can get pretty complicated with all the models, strategies, philosophies, and approaches within which we tend to immerse ourselves. Considering this, it’s probably a good idea once in awhile to reflect on those core attitudes, skills, and perspectives that form the foundation of all the strategies and interventions we […]

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Ten Steps to Facilitating Major Life Changes

Much of what we do as group leaders is help our clients make some kind of change. Whether we’re talking about a change to a huge system or a change in a single persons life, the things that stand in the way of change are similar if not the same. The following ten steps will […]

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Celebrate

A personal coach I once had would always begin our sessions coaxing me into celebrating something for the week gone by. Now I’m not one to easily celebrate anything and I often struggle to find something that I think is worthy of celebration. But I’ve since learned that celebrating is simply a matter of choice. […]