Techniques

Fast Friends

In the last post, I mentioned that I would never use this tool.  I figured I should probably explain why as I do think for most teams this is a wonderful tool in general. What is it… Fast Friends Protocol is…

Bad Jokes

I was at my long time friend’s home for this past Thanksgiving.  He also works in the software development industry. So he was telling me about how his team is doing and we were discussing how he could challenge them…

Break Until 2019

I may have a theme starting for my final post of the year…post-it related present: Ready? This is Flip Chart Post-it Sticky Paper related.  It’s best to write your labels at the top of the flip chart paper.  Why?  Well,…

Exercise: Mind Trick

One of my primary speaking sessions lately is centered around helping people start learning through experiencing and not being told.  I’ve enjoyed this session and the results so much that I’m going to do a series of posts that highlight…

Facilitation Trick: Walking nearby

In excitement for our upcoming new course centered around facilitation skills (announcement coming very soon), I’m starting a new series (pet peeves, exercises, now this…) on little facilitation tricks that leaders can leverage. A common challenge facilitators face is side…

Exercise: Video Lessons

One of my primary speaking sessions lately is centered around helping people start learning through experiencing and not being told.  I’ve enjoyed this session and the results so much that I’m going to do a series of posts that highlight…

Exercise: Count to 20

One of my primary speaking sessions lately is centered around helping people start learning through experiencing and not being told.  I’ve enjoyed this session and the results so much that I’m going to do a series of posts that highlight…

Techniques for remembering

One of the most important roles for leaders is this combination of challenging and supporting people with their growth.  The problem for me is keeping all of the information straight in my head so I don’t forget.  Over the years,…

Defining Soft Skills

Someone commented that my trainings and even this blog are too focused on soft skills.  When I inquired what they mean by soft skills…the response was “you know, people stuff like facilitation”.  I tried to come at this with curiosity…