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Challenge the Status Quo, such as “We don’t do things that way around here.”

Those of you familiar with the FAST curriculum remember the challenge of the “bookworm” exercise that only one or two students get correct… 334 more words


How to (Not) Gesture while Facilitating

Nonverbal expressions, like words (see Facilitate Meaning, Not Words), connote multiple messages. After you finish this article, you will be strongly tempted to embrace the… 496 more words


What to Do About the Seven Deadly Sins of Facilitating (in alphabetical order):

  1. Assuming:  Simply because the facilitator hears what was said does not imply everyone heard what was said.  The key to active listening is thorough reflection. 
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When Quality Decision Making is Not Enough and Speed of Action is Required

According to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army General Martin Dempsey, “Power is no longer simply the sum of capability and capacity but now, disproportionately, it includes speed—speed of action but especially speed of decision making.” (source: WSJ, Voices on the Future) 497 more words