Tag Archives: facilitation

How on earth does ANYTHING get done?

No wonder your average entrepreneur so loathes meetings. What was it Dave Berry said – organisations have meetings because they can’t actually masturbate? Either they are poorly conceived (death by powerpoint, serial-sage-on-the-stage) or else they are adequately conceived and then … Continue reading

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Green Visions, Red Mist and Flouncer’s Remorse

Flouncer’s Remorse is a concept that is more fun to invent than to experience. Trust me on this. I let anger and frustration and powerlessness and disappointment cloud my judgement.  I let those things give me “permission” to ask permission … Continue reading

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The first rule of facilitation is you do NOT facipulate

I broke my “meetings” rule. To be fair to myself, my attendance at this particular meeting (where I was supposed to facilitate the afternoon session) pre-dates my “no more meetings” promise… I am not going to say much, cos I … Continue reading

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Back-seat facilitation – further questions

For those of you came in late; I went to (another) meeting that was going nowhere slowly because of unacknowledged needs, and I wrote my usual supercilious and hand-wringing style post on “infantile disorders and the ethics of back-seat facilitation.” … Continue reading

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Infantile disorders and the ethics of back-seat facilitation

Right, this has to be obliquer than I normally do; Wtf is it with people and their needs for affirmation/affiliation/attention in meetings?  They just blurt out stuff randomly that takes the collective (sic) process (sic) nowhere.  And ignore that other … Continue reading

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On the Beach with Johnnie and Viv

Attention Conservation Notice: Me burbling about how cool Viv McWaters and Johnnie Moore are. Links to interesting books and ideas. Thanks to the Internet we can now all have shallow and deep and somewhere-in-between relationships with people we never meet … Continue reading

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Toolboxes versus repertoires

One of the many many things I picked up from yesterday’s fab extended lunch with Johnnie and Viv was caution around the use of the term of “toolbox” for techniques that can be used for making meetings less dreadful. First … Continue reading

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