In GratitudeWritten by Ed Howes
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We thank you for pursuing pleasure and entertainment, leaving you little time for servant watching. We thank you for responding to crisis in such a panic we can tell you anything and manipulate your mental state. We thank you for taking your news and entertainment from media we regulate and control. We thank you for sending your children to our schools so we can teach them what is most important in life. We thank you for incorporating when you go into business, making us partners and extending our control. Most of all, we thank you for your general disinterest in world around you. For all you do, this screw's for you.
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Perform Random Acts of FacilitationWritten by Steve Davis
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- If a meeting is begun among strangers without any introductions or simple acts of relating, you will speak out and suggest spending five minutes to go around room and have people share something about themselves. After all, do you want to do business with total strangers when you don't have to? - If someone is hogging airtime, you will speak up and thank them for their great input and suggest that others be heard from too. - Long before you've been meeting for 3 hours straight without a break, with your eyeballs floating, you'll request a short recess to accommodate personal needs and to just stretch and rejuvenate yourselves. - When energy is so heavy in room you feel like you're smothering, you will say something funny to make people laugh. The fog will lift and things will start moving again. You will risk being "fool." People will thank you later. - When someone suggests a valid action during meeting without assigning a responsible party and completion date, you will jump in and suggest that it be assigned, without feeling obligated to take it on yourself. - Trust your intuition. When something feels "off," say so. You don't have to have all answers. Just know that your intuition never lies and if you feel something, others may as well. Your courage will inspire others to speak. The collective unspoken, given voice, will bring previously undiscovered wisdom, knowledge, and energy into room. Great things will happen. Can you handle that?
That's it. You've got your marching orders. You can do this! I have faith in you. Now go forth and boldly go where no lowly meeting participant has gone before. Into mysterious and powerful universe of group synergy, where there's a surprise around every corner. Where magic happens! Bless you my fellow changemeisters.
About Author: Steve Davis, M.A., M.S., is an Facilitator's Coach, Infoprenuer, and free-lance human, helping facilitators, organizational leaders, educators, trainers, coaches and consultants present themselves confidently, access their creativity, empower their under-performing groups, enhance their facilitation skills, and build their business online and offline. Subscribe to his free weekly ezine at www.MasterFacilitatorJournal.com.
About the Author: Steve Davis, M.A., M.S., is an Facilitator's Coach, Infoprenuer, and free-lance human, helping facilitators, organizational leaders, educators, trainers, coaches and consultants present themselves confidently, access their creativity, empower their under-performing groups, enhance their facilitation skills, and build their business online and offline. Subscribe to his free weekly ezine at www.MasterFacilitatorJournal.com.