We often picture “leaders” as people who stand at the front of a room, wielding their authority to tell people what to do. But "facilitative leadership" looks quite different. Facilitative leaders are usually found standing in front of a whiteboard, inviting teams to help them figure out what to do. This results in better solutions, stronger team performance, and a healthier culture of collaboration. In this talk, you’ll learn powerful facilitation techniques that will help you to become a facilitative leader and guide your teams to success.
Here are several resources which may help you develop your facilitative leadership skills:
LUMA Institute – a training program that helps organizations transform into places where people and innovation flourish
IDEO U – an online school where leaders can unlock their creative potential and build their problem-solving skills
Gamestorming – book filled with tools and strategies for examining things deeply, exploring new ideas, performing experiments and testing hypotheses, and generating new and surprising insights and results
The Back of the Napkin – book that teaches how to clarify any problem or sell any idea using a simple set of visual tools
Collective Genius – book about how great leaders unleash and then harness the “collective genius” of those they lead
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Looking for more ways to grow your facilitative leadership skills? Want a trained facilitator to move your project forward? I’d be delighted to assist and/or suggest someone who’d be a good fit for your needs. Additionally, if you are interested in bringing this talk or a facilitation workshop to your organization or event, please contact me for more details.