"Our coaching philosophy is rooted in our commitment to finding a safe place to stand, moving forward from there, and checking and adjusting along the way."
A blog about our work—methods of change—and things that inspire us day to day.
We invite you to read a few of our daily musings and an occasional insight into what it really takes to help people embrace something new and different. Writing this blog is not a chore. It is the way we remember big and small lessons in the hope that they can assist those who suddenly realize there is a better way to accomplish a goal, reach a destination, or make the world a incrementally better place to work and play.
"A client asked if I’d be willing to share some tips for facilitating an effective ideation session. Here’s what I sent her."
"While presentation pushes information out to the audience, facilitation pulls information and guides discoveries."
"Instead of starting by focusing on the map and seeing all the places you can’t go, I suggest starting with where you want to go."
"When you do this, you begin to see all the things people are doing from within to help others connect and feel as if they belong.
"All you really need to do to turn an experience around is make sure that the best moment is more memorable than the worst moment."
"Formal training alone is highly unlikely to produce the desired outcome."
"Relying only on extrinsic motivators sets an organization on an unsustainable path of future expenses and diminishing returns.
"It’s no secret that when you’re having fun at work you perform better."
"There's a difference between planning what you want to say and planning what you want others hear."
"They forget any sense of ownership over the ideas and merely focus on turning their shared dream into a reality."
Mr. Yes And, Harrison Stamell, shares his take on why this improv concept is useful for teams to embrace.