Here’s a familiar puzzle, but with a surprising answer – an answer that points toward an essential ingredient essential, often overlooked, for launching a change effort. You probably know the instructions. Not long ago, we flashed them on the screen at a conference of leaders charged with leading a game-changing shift in how their company […]
How do I get them to LET GO? Launching organizational change
PS: Two more ways to use, “Get down, Mr. President!”
This is me at the Banff Centre in stunning Banff, Canada. What you can’t see are the rug burns on my knees from being tackled and thrown to the ground by my co-facilitators Karen Dawson and Ian Prinsloo. Yep, that’s right. While facilitating. If you liked the sound of the game described in the last […]
Get down, Mr. President!
Here’s a game to try. My Dublin-based colleague Kay Scorah of Have More Fun sent this email the other day to a group of folks she plays with: This game just posted by a friend of Sean’s on FB. I am sooooo stealing it.
By popular demand: Change-motivating homemade peanut butter cups
The secret to rocking the house with these little bits of delish is to use surprisingly good ingredients. Here’s how to cook up the prize requested by the winning team of the experimental Conflict Skill-Building Game.
Game on: We have a winner(s)!
I, as my British colleagues say with classic understatement, am chuffed. This week was the finish line for a big experiment, the 28-day competitive conflict-skills-building game I’ve been running with a client group. The experiment succeeded well beyond my expectations. (For those of you just tuning in, catch the backstory in the Game On: Conflict competition […]
Game on: So what happened with the wild cards?
It’s been 48 hours, and you probably haven’t thought about anything but who scored what during Week 3. Who’s going to get that dessert? What’s it going to be? Let me put an end to your sleepless nights. (At least some of them.) Here’s where we landed.
Game on! Spicing up the game
Since I am the self-appointed point fairy in this game, YOU all now have 100 extra bonus points. Here’s what happened in Week 2 of the game, and how I used your playful, insightful ideas to spice up Weeks 2 and 3.
Hong Kong Snapshot: Looking in from outside
“Dead man elected as mayor to oust unpopular woman.”
Get a question you can’t answer?
At On Your Feet, we’re big believers in saying what’s real. (Life is complex enough already, right?) When we get a question from an audience that we can’t answer, we just… uh… say we don’t have the answer. And then do our best to help them find it. That said, Jonah Lehrer, contributing editor at Wired […]
That was then, this is now
By being unrealistic and crunched for time, I recently discovered a new way to start a follow-up meeting. The session had been rescheduled several times. Stragglers were making us late and, frankly, I was getting irritated. Because I’m a champion eavesdropper, it was easy to overhear that the team’s memory of our last meeting was dim […]