Facilitation

Conflict is “the lifeblood of high performing organisations”

By Elisabeth Goodman, 28th April 2018 I’ve just been reading booklet number 10: Conflict Management, in the “Building Blocks of Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman et al. The authors have some powerful insights on the benefits of conflict and how to address or facilitate it constructively, both as an individual participant, and as a team …

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The Effective Team’s Facilitation Workbook – a preview of what’s to come

By Elisabeth Goodman, 27th February 2018 What’s special about facilitation? Does the prospect of working with a room full of total strangers (or colleagues even) fill you with excitement?¬† Do you get a glow of pleasure when you see people literally lighting up with a break-through in their thinking? It was one such moment in …

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How learning to draw can make you better at solving problems

By Elisabeth Goodman, 29th August, 2015 Why learn to draw? I’m a Francophile: I read French novels, my current favourites being Fred Vargas’s series featuring the detective Adamsberg. I spend my summer holidays in the Languedoc in the South of France, soaking up the sunshine, delicious fruit and vegetables, dramatic landscapes and ad hoc conversations …

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De Bono’s thinking course. An essential facilitator’s tool?

By Elisabeth Goodman, 24th January 2015 Edward De Bono’s thinking course One of the aspects of my local library that I particularly enjoy is the way I might serendipitously discover a gem of a book that the staff have either casually or deliberately put on display. One such recent discovery was Edward De Bono’s “Thinking …

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