Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’


Am I no longer needed here?

Posted by  GeoffBrown —May 19, 2011
Filed in Facilitation, Leadership

I am sitting in the corner of the room whilst a workshop makes it’s way to a close. These people represent the polarity of an organization – people in strategy, others at the edge working with community and others who cut across the 2. Their intent is to build strategy that has a clear purpose, is co-owned and provides a framework that is flexible enough to cope with the unexpected. In this line of work we are dealing with community and natural systems, so the unexpected will happen … Often! They are building this strategy in both a top-down and …

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Word Cloud of Ideas

Posted by  admin —November 2, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Vizual Thinking, Yes!And Improv

As I re-design a 5 day community leadership program, a whole bunch of little statements and slogans ended up on my mind-map – some are just ideas and others are borrowed from others. See the Wordle-Cloud below. A few things I know about this program … Improv games and principles will feature prominently – play, then sense and apply Participants will learn (very early on) to take the lead on hosting conversations and create inviting questions Everyone will be connected online and conversations will happen between the weekly gatherings Past participants will connect with new – the conditions for a …

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Leadership & Classical Music at the World Economic Forum

Posted by  admin —April 16, 2008
Filed in Leadership, Podcasts that Rock!

The Core of my blog is the Improv principle ‘Yes!And’ … this podcast¬†featuring Ben Zander is a match made in heaven! Ben Zander is a conductor, teacher, speaker and co-author of The Art of Possibility. In this podcast he reveals his ‘road to Damascus’, a time when he discovered a new style of leadership. Ben’s message, humour and presence is quite remarkable. I am sure the World Economic Forum will never be the same again. For people in a hurry – listen to the first 6 minutes and you’ll get a taste. For people who want to inspired & nourished …

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