Great to see tacit knowledge considered in relation to facilitation. As tacit knowledge is embedded in people's minds, bodies and relationships you cannot order people to share it, only facilitate them to do so.
Even as recently as twenty or thirty years ago, the people with influence were relatively easy to spot: the President or Prime Minister of a nation, religious leaders, CEOs, and probably your parents.
Their influence was based on a combination of position, experience, knowledge, wealth – and most importantly control of the channels of communication to the “people,” for to have power influence must be spread.
No longer – the influence landscape has already shifted dramatically and will continue to evolve.
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As Group Facilitators, we are devoted to the process of helping people communicate about the issues important to them, typically related to the dynamics of the group (e.g., a public or non-profit board) or surrounding an issue ...
Carol Sherriff's insight:
Advice on how you might deal with minor disruptive behaviour in a group. Author advocates overt and subtle use of ground rules. In my experience important to remember behaviours that wind you up are different for different people and don't over-react to the ones that wind you up.
Strong negotiation skills are hugely advantageous throughout one’s life, from the boardroom to the bar. These skills largely rest on your ability to back up your words with physical actions that exude openness, honesty, and confidence. This fosters trust and increases the other party’s desire to react cooperatively and reach agreement.
According to psychologists and a recent study from language experts Gengo, body language and non-verbal communications has a greater impact in a discussion than the actual words that you say.
Useful tips - remember also if negotiating with a client or helping a group negotiate an agreement, step 1 know your own bottom line - what is the base of a settlement that you are not prepared to go below, step 2 put yourself in the other person's shoes and identify their bottom line (if its appropriate ask them), step 3 go for win-win where both of you get bottom line plus
Tips on storytelling in a business context. Points are useful for coaches and facilitators helping their clients work with stories. If in doubt we always use a version of the 'Heroes' Journey' which is an archetypal story of change, transformation and sharing gifts.
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I like the simplicity of the model suggested - prompts thought - but on reflection it is to simplistic. People are differently motivated within each of the four headings. I tend to use Archetypes or NLP frames of reference when working with a group on motivation/
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