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The Heart of Innovation: The Musical Dynamics of Brainstorm Facilitation

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A well-facilitated brainstorming session is like a symphony -- or, at the very least, a really good performance of any kind of music.

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Show, Don’t Tell: 5 Lessons In Communication

"Show, don’t tell is about storytelling. The beauty of teaching through storytelling is that a story provides lessons that can be translated and interpreted. Storytelling inspires people because someone is sharing what they have accomplished and the listener learns it is possible and can use her imagination to decide how to apply it."


Via Gregg Morris
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Show, don’t tell is about conveying a message so that the lessons learned are personalized, rather than a list of laws.


How can you teach someone something that isn’t teachable?


1. Create An Experience

2. Tell A Story

3. Use A Metaphor

4. Set An Example

5. Reward The Best Examples

 

... our job is to educate, inspire, talk to and listen to people. We’re often inclined to do this by lecturing but the most effective way is a less direct route that has more impact and better staying power. Show, don’t tell.

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Poetry as a Research Tool

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In my research I often use fictional narrative as a means to explore deeper meanings of things, but poetry has become another avenue that results in more visceral responses. When we use poetry construction as a research tool, we ask participants for a creative construction of the topic – not a laundry list of attributes or feelings, but a storyline and expression of what the topic means to them. We also ask them to work on it over the course of a week, rather than simply churning out something quickly.  This method consciously goes beyond interviewing or realist storytelling. Its purpose is to play with ideas and discover the cultural context through a creative outlet. It is aimed at encouraging the respondents to play with, explore and invent invent imagery about a given topic.  The participants construct the plot as they wish, including whatever language or artistic embellishments they think will flesh out the poem.  For the participant and the researcher alike, the goal is to enter the domain of the shared cultural and social imagination.


Via Claudia M. Reder
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The Heart of Innovation: How Business Collaboration is Like Dancing Tango

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"How are tango skills relevant to business?

For starters, dancing tango well requires collaborating with a partner to create something you cannot create alone.

Everything in business involves collaboration: with your customer, manager, colleague, subordinate, or team.

Today's complex business environment requires us to up-level our collaboration skills -- skills that are often overlooked and underdeveloped. And because they are, we end up going over and under each other -- drained and frustrated -- to get results.

What follows are nine tango principles that have made me a smarter, more nimble, creative, and engaged collaborator."

 

How would your business relationships change if you shifted into thinking about them as dance partnerships?

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Teamwork Stories

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Histórias em Português

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Um blog onde o Clube das Histórias coloca histórias de que gosta e que quer partilhar. Sirva-se e dê-lhes vida! Quer também recebê-las por email? Procura histórias sobre um algum tema ou para um fim específico? Escreva-nos! Os nossos objectivos são meramente pedagógicos, sem qualquer interesse financeiro.

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Histórias por ordem alfabética


Histórias com sugestão de actividades

 

Actividades baseadas em imagens

Textos de reflexão

 

Actividades para crianças e adolescentes

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Skills Converged > Branding Exercise: What is My Company Like?

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Companies develop different cultures. It is important to know how the company is seen both internally and externally. Internally, it helps to bind the team and make everyone coordinate their efforts so they can produce consistent results. Externally, it leads to a solid brand where customers know exactly what the company represents and how the company’s products and services are provided.

 

In this exercise, delegates get to analyse their company on a number of categories and choose a specific style for each type. They can then analyse this data to see if this is indeed how they want the company to be seen and what may need to be changed.

 

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