3 Questions to Ask When Making Observations

Posted by Adriano Pianesi on Nov 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

How making observations and giving feedback can strengthen a group’s performance

If you want to help your team improve group dynamics and work more effectively, then observing how your group interacts is an important part of your role as a leader. Many of the behaviors that lead to poor dynamics — excessive deference to authority, blocking, groupthink, free riding, and evaluation apprehension — can be overcome if you catch them early.

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Topics: teams, Leadership, learning

8 Improv Techniques to Improve Your Facilitation Skills

Posted by Adriano Pianesi on Nov 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

How improvisation can enhance your creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

Improv doesn’t just happen on the stage—every conversation every one of us has in life is an improvisation. This is good news, because improvisation can help us have the kinds of conversations that build trust and inspireloyalty.

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Topics: Leadership, learning

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Presentations More Interactive

Posted by Adriano Pianesi on Nov 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

How to capture—and keep—your audience’s attention

We’ve all sat through our fair share of dry and boring presentations. In a recent study, 91 percent of business professionals admitted to daydreaming during meetings, and 31 percent even admitted to falling asleep.

As the presenter, it’s up to you to 

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Topics: Leadership, learning

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