This month’s team-building activity was inspired by a couple of blog posts by Leigh Ann Rodgers of Better Teams. Leigh Ann is a certified professional facilitator and blogger who contributes frequently to discussions in a professional facilitator’s group I follow on LinkedIn. We are both passionate about inspiring leaders and their teams to be the best they … More Team-Building Activity: Design Your Heraldic Shield
“Who’s on First” is a well-known comedy sketch originally made famous by burlesque comedians Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in the mid 1930’s and parodied by numerous others since then. It’s a clever use of word play with names that escalates into a confusing and frustrating conversation between the men. You can listen to one … More Who is on First! Listening for clues!
Today’s post is by Mark Miller, the best-selling author of 6 books, an in-demand speaker and an executive at Chick-fil-A. His latest book, Leaders Made Here, describes how to nurture leaders throughout the organization, from the front lines to the executive ranks and outlines a clear approach to creating the leadership bench every organization needs. … More Guest Post: Leaders Expand Capacity
In a previous post, Anatomy of a Ricochet Conversation, I introduced the idea that there are four levels of thinking that influence how we respond to any given situation. I also noted that we tend to be more comfortable with one or two of these levels although are able to focus on the other levels … More Manage Those Pesky Ricochet Conversations
I have yet to meet someone who has not experienced what I call the ricochet conversation. It looks something like a super-charged squash ball bouncing wildly and unpredictably from floor to wall to wall to floor at warp speed. You are never 100% sure where the ball is going to bounce next. In a business … More Anatomy of a Ricochet Conversation