Latest "Communication" Posts

Technology is changing our lives in myriad ways.  Much of it is good, but some is causing us harm  ̶  psychologically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  In last week’s column, I approached the subject of cell phones in the workplace, but, … Continue reading

I was having dinner last night with a few girlfriends and we were talking about the increasing focus on self.  Yes, it’s important to take care of yourself.  To be curious about life.  To pause, reflect, and meditate.  To constantly … Continue reading

This activity encourages team members to come together and “form” faster and to allow team members to “open up.” It works with any size group and requires about 5 to 10 minutes. Meet in a space large enough for each … Continue reading

To achieve a collaborative consensus, it’s crucial to hear from everyone at the table.  But what happens when you want to be heard, but get interrupted all the time so your ideas never see the light of day?

This team activity allows you to creatively demonstrate the power of a collective vision. It works with any size group and requires about 5 minutes. You will need easel paper and a marking pen.

This is an awesome activity for developing cooperation among team members and to gain problem-solving experience. It works best with groups of 4 to 8 people and requires 10 to 15 minutes.

I had the pleasure of being interviewed today for the podcast “Steal the Show” by Michael Port.  What a great discussion about facilitation and panel moderation.  At one point in the interview, Michael mentioned a technique that he encourages all … Continue reading