Wednesday 2 June 2021

Wise Leaders Are Great Facilitators

This video and blog post is the eighth in a series about the roles Wise Leaders play.

Here's the video and post on Pragmatists.

Here's the video and post on Synthesisers.

Here's the video and post on Presenters.

Here's the video and post on Conversationalists.

Here's the video and post on Storytellers.

Here's the video and post on coaching and mentoring.

Here's the video and post on truth-telling. 

Like all the roles that wise leaders play facilitation can be learned. It then requires continuous practice.

The role of the facilitator is to help a team/group reach a shared objective.

I find following a proven process is the key.

I will either use a process that the people I am working with already use and are happy with or I will use one of my own processes like The Eight Stages To Guarantee Innovation pictured below, learn more about each of the eight here, or my Change Process also pictured. Learn more about this process here.

A further key to success in being a great facilitator is to ensure there is pre and post conversation/event work. 

In 2005 I began applying research completed in 2004 by Dr. Brent Peterson from Columbia University. He found that 50% of learning happens after an event and 26% prior to an event. There's a video and a post about this for you here.

Become the wise leader you want to be.

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