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Mindfulness - Prof Mark Williams Lecture

Science Oxford Live March 2012. Professor Mark Williams from Oxford University delivers a lecture to the public about the science of mindfulness. Find Science ...
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Facilitation Tools: Priority Setting

Facilitation Tools: Priority Setting | Facilitation | Scoop.it
Setting priorities is an important part of getting work done - in fact,
it's an important life skill too! Here's an effective tool every
facilitator ought to have at hand.
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When the circumstances in your life get you down... - Business Coaching and Life Coaching

When the circumstances in your life get you down... - Business Coaching and Life Coaching | Facilitation | Scoop.it
It seems easier to just give in, think like a victim, and be complacent about everything in your life—your finances, your health, the health of your business and your team, and your family relationships.
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When Coaching is not the Answer!

When Coaching is not the Answer! | Facilitation | Scoop.it
My firm belief is that coaching should be used to help somebody grow - to improve in capability and self-confidence. Unfortunately, in too many organisations, coaching is seen as a panacea for all ills and/or a last resort to try to "fix" somebody who is "broken". Too many times have I been asked to coach somebody whom management has given up on. Coaching is ignorantly suggested as the snake oil that can cure the person who is regarded as having become a burden, no matter for what reason, and somehow magically restore them to the state of productive asset. Or worse, it's the last intervention box that gets ticked before they are kicked out the door, after which the organisation can say, "Well, we tried everything."

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David Hain's curator insight, May 12, 2015 4:55 AM

Coaching is at its best as a development activity, not a last chance saloon.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, May 12, 2015 6:30 AM

...and if applied and/or called for in inappropriate situations it might even backfire... money, time, energy are spent, results are not shown, disappointment, disillusionment occur... and one thinks that coaching is BS as it is... although it was either wrongly applied and or wrongly administered... 

 

...if the client itself does not think that he/she needs it and doesn't want to improve, the condition sine qua non of the successful coaching is simply non-existent... 

 

...and/or if the situation (in which he/she is involved) is not also changing (perhaps due to the changes achieved in the coaching process), the old patterns/games might quickly absorb back the person into his/her old patterns...

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 12, 2015 11:12 AM

Personal opinion: Coaching is only successful when it is proactive, intentional and engaging on both sides. The value comes from the relationship and accountability not the program or models. Food for thought.

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When to Bring in a Professional Coach - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

When to Bring in a Professional Coach - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Facilitation | Scoop.it
Four scenarios that require more than a manager.
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What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation | Facilitation | Scoop.it

Despite the popularity of Maslow’s Hierarchy, there is not much recent data to support it. Contemporary science — specifically Dr. Edward Deci, hundreds of Self-Determination Theory researchers, and thousands of studies — instead points to three universal psychological needs. If you really want to advantage of this new science – rather than focusing on a pyramid of needs – you should focus on: autonomy, relatedness, and competence.


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Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, November 28, 2014 4:55 PM

This struck such a cord with me.  I can pin point the moment when I recognised that my life was my responsibility, and can see the energy that flowed from that realisation and how it's influenced every decision and action in my life. We introduce the idea to our students in a general way, (Why is it your Mum's fault that you left your homework at home?Isn't it your responsibility?) but certainly don't help them to appreciate it deeply in their lives.

Jason Leong's curator insight, January 3, 2015 12:14 AM

"Despite the popularity of Maslow’s Hierarchy, there is not much recent data to support it. Contemporary science [...] instead points to three universal psychological needs. If you really want to [take] advantage of this new science – rather than focusing on a pyramid of needs – you should focus on: autonomy, relatedness, and competence."

Steven Verjans's curator insight, April 15, 10:04 AM
Harvard Business Review article about Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and Deci & Ryan's self-determination theory.
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Can Overthinking Reduce a Leader's Influence?

Can Overthinking Reduce a Leader's Influence? | Facilitation | Scoop.it

We've all seen this: The CEO who acts instinctively, sometimes with terrible results, keeps his or her job and even develops a loyal following. Meanwhile, the thinker in the executive suite who consistently offers the right, deliberated answer rarely gets a promotion.



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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 25, 2014 3:35 AM

Well, rest the common sense of the right balance... all attempts to break into actionable pieces what is in the very actual situation is impossible are futile... sometimes intuition is better than too much thinking and sometimes intuition puts things astray...it's a bit mote complicated than "less thinking & moreintuition"" (see books like "Think twice",  "Think again" or Kahneman's...)...

 

Of course and it' an interesting aspect that the  staff is how influenced by how the decision is made... decisions might be powerful  and  with full of confidence made by either by more thinking by more by intuition, the essence is the  congruity, the authenticity of those making it and the transparence of the process...

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 25, 2014 4:54 AM

I guess it is time we realised that overthinking and overanalyzing do not give good returns after all! The ideal CEO is a person who can handle various tasks without getting bogged down by a single task due to over thinking. However, there are many of us who become obsessed with somehow getting to the rooot of a particular problem without realising that we are neglecting other tasks!

Dan Forbes's curator insight, August 25, 2014 7:46 AM

Let me think about this....

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10 Must-See Videos on Business, Creativity and Success

10 Must-See Videos on Business, Creativity and Success | Facilitation | Scoop.it
Nearly every entrepreneur can benefit in one way or another from watching these videos culled from Stanford's YouTube channel.
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Life coaching becoming one of fastest growing industries - DigitalJournal.com

Life coaching becoming one of fastest growing industries - DigitalJournal.com | Facilitation | Scoop.it
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Life coaching becoming one of fastest growing industries
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A rapidly growing industry which can easily fall into either of the two categories is Life Coaching.
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What Great Leadership Training Does Now That It Didn't 10 Years Ago

What Great Leadership Training Does Now That It Didn't 10 Years Ago | Facilitation | Scoop.it
Great leadership training today teaches different skills and mindsets from years ago. Here's how it's changed.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 5, 2014 10:14 AM

Yessss... I would add the process-context to the content-context the post is speaking about... it's obvious that the content-context of trainings has become more than ever real business problem/solution- oriented... less general and virtual and artificial context and more an more real & actual business situations are the subject of the training process... what I would  add is the (training-)process context... whatever the content-context, still there is a training process-context and this is in a fundamental change... the coaching/mentoring attitude will take-over... for a long time it were the trainers who wandered to the area of coaching, there comes the time for the reverse-flow...

 

Anything related andragogy (adult learning) will be more and more coaching/mentoring-shaped... nobody can be thought to anything... one either wants to learn something or not, that's it... you can support him to better use his resources, experiences from his earlier successes but he, the very subject  of the change will be the one who decides, who acts, who develops...And this is the basic assumption of coaching... mentoring steps in the picture a little bit but as we know mentoring is the oncle of coaching..:-))) Those will have some competitive advantage in this transformation period who has experience both in business content-context and in coaching/mentoring process-context... 

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5 Elements of Facilitation Design | North Star Facilitators

5 Elements of Facilitation Design | North Star Facilitators | Facilitation | Scoop.it
A simple framework that can be applied to all facilitated events. Learn our design principles to create conditions for effective group interactions & achieve (5 Elements of Facilitation Design coming Oct 9-10 to Oregon as LIVE retreat workshop!
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The Importance of Facilitation in HRM

The influentiality on facilitation drag hrm: SPhqv http://t.co/JQkPBbSSGj
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"Graphic Facilitation" requires skillful facilitation - a client's perspective

"Graphic Facilitation" requires skillful facilitation - a client's perspective | Facilitation | Scoop.it
The other day I was catching up with a graphic facilitation client (I had facilitated their distributed team through the use of custom visual templates and
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Life coaching becomes popular with small businesses in the US

(date and location unknown) 1. Wide of life coach addressing group of business owners 2. Mid of women listening 3. Mid of women listening 4. Pan of room 5.
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Champ frogs - A Change Agents manual

An overview for change agents: how to be an influencer using the 10 intrinsic motivators of the Management 3.0 Champfrogs model.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 12, 2015 4:43 AM

Bursting with ideas and follow-up references, a great slide deck on Mgt 3.0 from Jurgen Appelo!

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3 Powerful Questions To Start and End Your Day

3 Powerful Questions To Start and End Your Day | Facilitation | Scoop.it
Your questions determine the quality of your answers. Powerful questions will get you a lot farther than quick answers.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 14, 2015 9:21 AM

(From the article): Try these questions, see how they work, and find the questions that work best for you. Consider open-ended questions, rather than questions that have only one right answer or that can be answered with a simple “yes” or “no.” The most powerful questions are those that expand your thinking.

John Michel's curator insight, April 14, 2015 10:50 PM

Try these questions, see how they work, and find the questions that work best for you. Consider open-ended questions, rather than questions that have only one right answer or that can be answered with a simple “yes” or “no.” The most powerful questions are those that expand your thinking.

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The fad of everyone being a coach easy to fail - Chicago Tribune

The fad of everyone being a coach easy to fail - Chicago Tribune | Facilitation | Scoop.it
Coaching is a hot topic. We read about how coaching improves results. And I do not disagree as a business and executive coach. Yet not everyone who is wearing the coaching hat is truly a coach.
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How Great Coaches Ask, Listen, and Empathize - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

How Great Coaches Ask, Listen, and Empathize - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Facilitation | Scoop.it
Leadership doesn’t mean having all the answers.
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The Myth of Multitasking And What It Means For Learning

The Myth of Multitasking And What It Means For Learning | Facilitation | Scoop.it
Multitasking is pretty much seen as a necessity in the modern world. The ability to do several things at once – even if it’s something as apparently simple as emailing and talking at the same time – is taken for granted.

But the belief that engaging in several tasks at once means we are more productive is a myth. Instead of saving time, multitasking not only takes longer but also makes mistakes more likely. It also does something to our brains

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 28, 2014 1:36 PM
Many of us have discovered the myth of multitasking the hard way. We like to think we're being more productive, but we're not.
Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 28, 2014 1:39 PM

Multitasking is rarely an efficient or effective method of working, which many of us learn the hard way.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, November 29, 2014 1:04 PM

Yeahhh... true... everything which is not multitasking, vibrating extensively is simply boring... I live in this life too not only my children... and it's true also that it's not effective at all... I mean, the multitasking... it "helps" more or less to forget the bad things, the chimers (for the moment)  and gives the feeling of being very effective... false... fake... voila, one of our biggest dilemmas... and don't fool ourselves, it's ours too, not only that of our children...

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12 TED Talks on how to be a great leader

12 TED Talks on how to be a great leader | Facilitation | Scoop.it

What makes a great leader? The ability to rule with an iron fist? Being well-liked? These TED speakers offer nuanced takes on how to inspire others to follow you.


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How to perfect the facilitation tool, “sticky dot voting” - Michigan State University Extension

How to perfect the facilitation tool, “sticky dot voting” - Michigan State University Extension | Facilitation | Scoop.it
How to perfect the facilitation tool, “sticky dot voting”
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Sticky dot voting is a very useful facilitation tool that can help a group narrow down ideas from many into to a few favorites or into one final plan.
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Leading collaborativeand transformative meetings

Leading collaborativeand transformative meetings | Facilitation | Scoop.it
In today's world we live with the paradox that meetings are the most important tool for leaders and yet they can be the mostly deadly and expensive strategy we use. Instead of "death by meeting" we...
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20 workshop facilitation tips and secrets

20 workshop facilitation tips and secrets | Facilitation | Scoop.it
I have been facilitating planning workshops, firm retreats and focus groups for over 25 years. I love it!
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