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Team Transparency
December 02,2019 Facilitating Innovation
Team Transparency

Bridgewater Ray Dalio, one of the 100 wealthiest people in the world, runs the investment firm Bridgewater Associates. He feels that radical candor and transparency to their clients and investors directly links to the success of Bridgewater. Dalio applies the... READ MORE

Supported Outcomes
November 25,2019 Facilitating Innovation
Supported Outcomes

Toyota Way Toyota built one of the most effective management processes for the 21st century in the Toyota Production System. By empowering the workforce to systematically resolve issues and make improvements they generated a cycle of continuous improvement. The model... READ MORE

Balanced Participation
November 19,2019 Facilitating Innovation
Balanced Participation

Hence, Conversation Hogs Every facilitator has experienced the conversation emperor. The one individual that is first and last to speak. The participant that overtakes a meeting with their opinions. Early in my career, I experienced my first conversation hog. A... READ MORE

Provide Problems Not Solutions
November 07,2019 Facilitating Innovation
Provide Problems Not Solutions

Learning Cells A learning cell is a Lean process that maximizes the philosophy to provide problems, not solutions. The learning cell is a workshop designed to explore problems by a diverse group of participants. Led by a facilitator, a team... READ MORE

Trust Vulnerability and Playfulness
November 04,2019 Facilitating Innovation
Trust Vulnerability and Playfulness

Forward Air Controllers During the early days of the Vietnam Conflict, close air support proved a vital lifeline for ground troops isolated in dense jungles. When surrounded by Viet Cong or the North Vietnamese Army, the American soldier would be... READ MORE

Top 10 Signs That Your Child Is Creative
November 03,2019 Facilitating Innovation
Top 10 Signs That Your Child Is Creative

Top 10 Signs That Your Child Is Creative No one intentionally wants to raise a yes man, yet society is going to push that onto all children. Keep quiet, get in line, and do what I tell you to do.... READ MORE