Kanban or Scrum: Pick the Right Workflow Tool

Kanban or Scrum: Pick the Right Workflow Tool

Guest post by Christian Golden, PhD In the world of content and product development, Kanban and Scrum are two of the names you’ll hear most often. One difference exists between workflow tools that may help you manage projects by visualizing status and progress and optimizing workflow on everything from software design to individual project management.…

MG RUSH Certified Structured Professional Facilitator

The Primer on Facilitation Certification – Associations Through Universities

With facilitation today there is no common, shared body of knowledge. In part, because facilitation is a fuzzy word and widely applied, there is no single definition — making Facilitation Certification fuzzy as well. In North America, there are three primary methods for certifying professional skills and knowledge. None of the methods is necessarily superior or inferior…

Endorsed Facilitators

MG RUSH Certified, Professional, Endorsed Facilitators are Helping to Solve World Problems

MG RUSH Certified, Professional, Endorsed Facilitators are truly special. Thousands of alumni have earned promotions to executive positions, directorships, and C-level responsibility. MG RUSH facilitators lead groups ranging from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to greenfield initiatives about the genetic bar-coding of zebra meat to prevent illegal poaching. Furthermore, many alumni branch out on their own as independents,…

Customer Moat Cover

“Customer Moat: Unveiling the Secrets of Business Strategy”

Eddie Sung (Author) has released an easily readable book, Customer Moat: Unveiling the Secrets of Business Strategy, that some might call a primer.  Although his discussion does not break new ground (like “Blue Ocean Strategy), he brings life and enjoyable reading to the basics of profit building, illustrating the complex interrelationship of customer voice mixed…

Cleanliness as a Value

Values Provide and Answer to Who are We ? — Benjamin Franklin Called Them Virtues

We always find it interesting that consulting firms promulgate their own, unique operational definitions. The term ‘values’ can be found called many things including “Guiding Principles”, “Tenets of Operation”, “Virtues”, “Essential Elements”, etc. Values provide answers to Who are We ? — Benjamin Franklin called Them virtues. Generally, they all describe answers to the basic questions:…

Purposes of Meetings

94 Different Purposes of Meetings Based on More than 12 Factors

While by no means ‘exhaustive’, we researched and assembled various meeting types and purposes of meetings from dozens of sources, too many to provide attribution for a brief blog (write us if you want more detail). We discovered it somewhat humorous that the world does not even agree on the definition of a ‘type.’ We…

Successful Meetings Demand Collaboration and Avoid Poor Facilitation

Meeting Impact: Poor Facilitation Leads to Problems, Struggles, and Errors

A primary concern in meetings and information gathering activities is getting good information—to build the right product the first time—and to make well-informed decisions. Significant trends show that groups are embedding the role of ‘facilitator’ in the culture and health of modern, especially holistic, organizations.  Therefore, take strides to avoid poor facilitation. “Perversely, organizations with…

Facilitative Leadership Benefits

Application, Scope, and Facilitative Leadership Benefits

Facilitative leadership benefits are best realized for projects and teams where the leader is coordinating competent specialists in complex situations. The best leaders are flexible because both command control and facilitative leadership have their place. Participants should come to understand that they could shift to a facilitative mode once their staff possesses the capacity to work…

The Facilitative Leadership Difference

Nine Characteristics of the Facilitative Leadership Difference

We seek primarily to shift the thinking of our readers from facilitation (as a noun or a static way of being) to facilitating (as a verb or a dynamic way of doing). Therefore, truly making it easier for meeting participants to make more informed decisions. Facilitating creates value because the method encourages speaking with people rather…