Design Thinker

A Facilitator’s Profile is Much Like an Innovator’s Profile (Design Thinker)

“Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need weird shoes or a black turtleneck to be a design thinker . . .” so goes the article from Harvard Business Review June 2008 (pg 87).  The author suggests five characteristics found in design thinkers (ie, innovators) that relate uncannily to core competencies required for effective facilitation.  Included…

Host Facilitated Sessions

Five Compelling Business Reasons: Why Host Facilitated Sessions

The most important action most people take every day is to make choices, to decide.  Productivity is amplified when decisions are properly made.  Choose wisely when to work alone, speak with another person, or call for a meeting.  Here are five compelling reasons to host facilitated sessions: The advantages to a structured meeting or workshop include: Higher quality…

Meeting Agenda Design

Meeting Agenda Design that Creates the Output You Need

To improve your meeting agenda design that effectively leads a group to its deliverable, use these steps. Following the steps below will increase your meeting success. Before we begin, let us remember the definition of a solid structured meeting (eg, FAST) agenda: Meeting Agenda Design — Defined Your meeting agenda design reflects a series of steps that structure a group…