Facilitate Brainstorming and Get Out of the Box

How to Facilitate Brainstorming: Primer/ Overview of Three Main Steps

The term “brainstorming” is technically a gerund, a verb that wants to be a noun. A gerund implies more than one step or activity. Brainstorming has three. To facilitate brainstorming properly can be highly effective. When done poorly, it leaves a bad taste in peoples’ mouths. Optimal brainstorming includes three discrete activities: List (also known…

The Transforming Workplace

The Transforming Workplace

Facing consecutive days of back-to-back meetings, participants financially value the importance of well-run meetings. Traditionally, leaders have chaired meetings and exerted control over decision-making. As the workplace has transformed, and knowledge workers operate within a matrix of networks, modern leadership has also changed. Instead of dealing mostly with individuals (conversations or dyads), modern leaders more…