The conversation cul de sac

By |2019-11-21T20:07:03+00:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Facilitating Change, Managing Conflict|Tags: , |

When did you last find yourself in a conversation that took an unexpected turn? A comment that embarrassed or offended you? A comment that stunned you into silence or panic, you have navigated into a conversation cul-de-sac. Yesterday I was working with a group of professionals whose customers are challenging for a variety of reasons. On [...]

Facilitating Change Moving from Bitter to Better

By |2019-01-24T19:40:50+00:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Change leadership, Facilitating Change|Tags: |

Facilitation can be a delicate process, particularly for me today because I am holding 6 raw eggs and my audience are feeling bitter, my aim is to create an environment where we can consider the impact of entrenched patterns of behaviour and consider the mindsets required to move from bitter to better. Facilitating Change I have [...]

Ideacide

By |2019-11-08T18:47:50+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Facilitating Change, Strategic Planning|Tags: |

There was a time when the past was quite helpful in predicting the future, but in today's volatile business environment we need to be receptive to new ideas. Strategy has shifted into a place where reliance on planning based on past decisions may no longer be the best approach to accommodate changing realities.   Ideacide I [...]

The power of positive questions

By |2020-01-16T18:16:42+00:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Facilitating Change, Tips for Training, Training and Development|Tags: , |

Imagine the impact of transforming your team’s mindset from problems to possibilities, from blame to empathy, from opposition to collaboration; it is possible to transform your team through the power of positive questions using the principles and practices of Appreciative Inquiry. I have been using this technique with a team who I have been working with [...]