Open-Space Leadership: When Less is More

Let's Grow Leaders

I love using Open-Space Technology with a large group to generate ideas. Participants essentially create their own agenda and self-organize into groups to discuss topics that matter to them. Help People to Grow Really Listen employee development harrison owen influence large group facilitation leadership leadership development listening open-space open-space technology small groups

The Future of Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

A colleague from another business school recommended the book, The Future of Leadership Development, Corporate Needs and the Role of Business Schools , edited by IESE Business School Dean Jordi Canals. The use of coaching in leadership development programs.

Executive Coach Leaves Participants With Action-Oriented Takeaways

Tony Mayo

He is an outstanding workshop and group facilitator who leaves participants with action-oriented takeaways they can’t get anywhere else. —Hector Velez Chief Development Officer | Chief Sales Officer .

10 Essential Facilitation Skills for Meeting Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

There are a lot of reasons meeting leaders don’t involve others more in meetings, including a fear of letting go, a lack of belief that others can make a meaningful contribution, or a lack of meeting facilitation skills. Facilitation” skills can be learned. To facilitate means “to make easier or less difficult; help forward”. For a leader to facilitate a meeting (instead of running it), they need to be first be willing to let go of their power and be open to outcomes.

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Integrative Listening – Is Anyone Truly Listening Anymore?

Strategy Driven

As people practice and employ these skills, they begin to appreciate what the other person brings to the table; relationships based on trust develop leading to more cohesive teamwork. Moving away from a them-versus-us mentality and shifting to a focus on “us”, it becomes a useful tool to help build rapport, develop teams, and ultimately meet the organization’s mission. These days, it seems that the art of communication is being lost.

Five Ways to Equip People to Change

Change Starts Here

Develop Capability. To sustain individual development, coaching and mentoring are also good options. Provide opportunities to practice, develop new habits, and build confidence. For groups, facilitate difficult conversations so important issues are discussed and resolved.

Executive Managerial Leadership Coaching: Case Study

Create Learning

Below is an actual Executive Coaching and Managerial Leadership Training + Development process I facilitated. This is developing a feeling of strife, hopelessness and contempt amongst management and subordinates. There is a need for management to utilize and develop a wider range of management, innovation tools and systems that can be utilized at the proper times. Set-up plus facilitation of monthly internal customer focus group meetings.

LawNY Team Building & Leadership Program

Create Learning

The team building & leadership method that created success for this group was the Solutions Future Focused Process , here are some of the outcomes created in our time together; Had Fun Learned about strengths and services offered by entire LawNY agency and other offices.

The ROI of going for it on 4th down with 2 yards to go.

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

The Glowan Consulting Group L3 Blog Home About Glowan Subscribe to feed ‹ L3-TV: Effective project management means I don’t shine if you don’t shine • TED Talk Em-tel: Compassionate Leadership › The ROI of going for it on 4th down with 2 yards to go. Leaders.

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Sky Bottle Commander: Team Building Activity

Create Learning

Props Needed: 10 – 12 water bottle per group (for this activity the water bottles must have a “loop” or something that can easily be hooked and picked up). Group Size: 10 – 15 per team. Facilitator Notes: This can be confusing.

How to Perform When the Room Doesn't Work

Next Level Blog

Negotiate and Move If You Can:   Back in the days when I did a lot of group facilitation, we had a joke that the first thing you learn as a facilitator is how to move furniture.

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How to Manage a Narcissist

Harvard Business Review

George, a senior executive of a large internet provider, was a participant in one of my leadership development programs. Although a very talented individual, he was seen as a nuisance within the group. It wasn’t surprising that most of group did not like George and found it very difficult to deal with him. A group setting makes dysfunctional acting out more noticeable, more controllable, more discussable, and therefore less acceptable.

Don't Neglect Your Power to Bring People Together

Harvard Business Review

To explain, let me share a quick example, in two acts: In Act One, the manager of a corporate engineering group was tasked with reducing the cost of common materials used by a number of different product teams. And the truth is that many managers are not skilled at group facilitation.