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Beware of Overconfident Subject Matter Experts, and be Prepared to Challenge

You and I have been victim of numerous false, urban legends, for example:

  • The Great Wall of China is NOT visible from outer space
  • You use a lot more than ten percent of your brain…
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Facilitative Leadership

Building Trust or Being Trustworthy?

We often hear about the importance of building trust within a community of learners. Community members need to trust each other, they need to trust their facilitator, and a facilitator needs to trust their community members. 96 more words

Learning Community

Your mind can only absorb what your bottom can endure

Your mind can only absorb what your bottom can endure 

Marathon meetings and sales presentations are the bane of our existence any more. Then there are some folks who talk at you rather than with you. 210 more words


Mariah Be, co-founder and principal photographer

Mariah Bottomly, would prefer to called only by her first name. Hence her founding Mariah Be Photography.

Originally from Santa Fe NM, Mariah lived a good portion of her life in San DIego, California. 155 more words

La Palabra

It Is NOT “What’s in it for me?” Rather, “What do you need or want from me?”

One difference between high performance groups and normal or under-performing groups of people is the perspective embraced by the participants during meetings and workshops.  Most participants attend sessions with concern over “What’s in it for me?”  That is neither the right attitude nor the right question.  573 more words


Creating a Facilitator's Guide

I do a lot of workshops. It’s important that I design them with care because my clients need to get out of their comfort zone, and they won’t do that if they don’t trust in the process and me. 313 more words


Apply “Book-Ends” Method, Rather than Analyzing Lists Using a Linear Method


Effective facilitators shy away from working lists in a linear fashion.  The purpose with the use of bookends is to develop a natural habit of squeezing the grey matter towards the middle, rather than wasting too much time on it. 318 more words