I was just reading my colleague, Damian Mason’s latest book: Do Business Better: Traits, Habits, and Actions to Help You Succeed. This book is written primarily for entrepreneurs (hopeful, budding, and existing), yet there are gems for ANY person who works in a business as well! Continue reading “Support Your Team’s Mission with Your Habits, Routines, and Rituals” »
Extraordinary teams take the time to critique their work – particularly after a huge, important project. Some call this an “after action report” or simply a project debrief. The point is that the team reflects on what worked well and what could have been done differently. Continue reading “Lead Your Team Through an Efficient Project Debrief” »
There was a fascinating study completed many years ago that randomly divided people into two groups. One group was asked how much weight they wished to lose. This was recorded, they were put on a special diet, and provided with scales to track their progress. Continue reading “Change Your Thinking; Change Your Life” »
A client recently asked me for the top ten easy and simple actions to help build her team. She wasn’t asking for an idea; she was looking for specific actions that she could take to increase the team’s productivity and overall environment. Continue reading “12 Easy and SPECIFIC Actions to Build Your Team” »
I have never considered myself to be an artist – or even mildly creative when it comes to drawing. But as a professional facilitator, I HAVE to use visuals to focus and further the discussions. Since my handwriting is more like chicken-scratches (just ask my mother!), I found Richard Brandt’s book, Flipcharts: How to Draw and How to Use Them, to be incredibly helpful. Even though it is out of print – you can still find copies at https://amzn.to/2ThnLTG.
My second favorite book is Dan Roam’s newest book: Draw to Win. Not only does he show you how easy it is to integrate visuals into your presentations and discussions, but the why and when. What works; what doesn’t. Highly practical and useful whether you are using them to communicate your ideas or make sense of others’ ideas.
KRISTIN ARNOLD, MBA, CPF, CSP is a high-stakes meeting facilitator and professional panel moderator. She’s been facilitating teams of executives and managers in making better decisions and achieving greater results for over 20 years. She is the author of the award-winning book, Boring to Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve and Inspire Audiences to Action.