Category Archives: Leadership

  • Complaining Not Welcome Here!

    Posted on June 2, 2016 by Carolyn in Facilitation, Leadership, Teamwork.

    In a recent blog I discussed the Improv principle of “yes, and” vs. “yes, but” and how by changing one word you can change the tone of your response and the reaction of the person you are talking to. This time I’d like to focus on removing whining and complaining from our repertoire. It’s not […]

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  • Leadership Lessons for Awesome Teams

    Posted on March 3, 2016 by Carolyn in Leadership, Teamwork.

    There’s been a lot written about qualities of great leaders and what makes a great team. As meeting planners we often rotate between being the team leader and being a team member. Here are some leadership lessons I’ve learned to take your team from OK to awesome. Delegate It’s a wonderful concept, but often poorly executed. […]

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  • Guide or Guru

    Posted on April 1, 2014 by Carolyn in Facilitation, Leadership.

    I recently attended a meeting of the local chapter of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) to learn some new tips & techniques that I could use with my facilitation clients.  The presenter talked about many facilitation principles and one that resonated with me was the idea that a facilitator should be the “guide on […]

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  • Teams Need Love Too!

    Posted on February 14, 2014 by Carolyn in Leadership.

    It’s Valentines Week and everyone’s talking about love.  I’m all for romantic love, but what about the “love” you give to your team? The best leaders get to know their team members and do little (and sometimes not so little) things to foster team spirit.  When you are part of a volunteer team this is […]

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