Presentation on theme: "ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT: BRIDGING DIVERGENCE AND CONVERGENCE ISN JANUARY 16, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT: BRIDGING DIVERGENCE AND CONVERGENCE ISN JANUARY 16, 2014
OBJECTIVES 2 1.Using our own strengths to build bridges 2.Borrowing from other fields 3.Sharing our best and worst
“WHENEVER YOU FIND YOURSELF ON THE SIDE OF THE MAJORITY, IT IS TIME TO PAUSE AND REFLECT.” MARK TWAIN 3
4 What are your top five strengths
STRENGTHS FINDER 5 Input Learner Relator Achiever Focus
POSSIBLE SOURCES 6
BUSINESS GENOME PROJECT 7
CLOSER TO HOME 8
9 Other great reads?
Educators are different! 10
“THE MOST COURAGEOUS ACT IS STILL TO THINK FOR YOURSELF. ALOUD.” COCO CHANEL
POWER OF ONE “In the heat of leadership, with the adrenaline pumping, it is easy to convince yourself that you are not subject to the normal human frailties that can defeat ordinary mortals. You begin to act as if you are indestructible. But the intellectual, physical, and emotional challenges of leadership are fierce. So, in addition to getting on the being and assess the tolls those changes are taking. If you don't, your seemingly indestructible self can self- destruct. This, by the way, is an ideal outcome for your foes-and even friends who oppose your initiative- because no one has to feel responsible for your downfall. Leadership on the Line, Ronald, Heifetz
HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF? 13
14 Power of an Agenda Your own personal style Style of others Collaborative/Reflective Meetings before the meeting Facilitation Techniques Parking Lot Observer Feedback (ask three)
Forcing New Associations Unresolved problem Unrelated random item or idea Potential associations
Forcing New Associations Unresolved problem Unrelated random item or idea Potential associations Use of coupons
Generating Metaphors List of “what ifs”Possible new features/benefits
The Scamper Method Scamper challengeInvent a new wristwatch SubstituteUse natural wood or rocks CombineCreate a space for instant access to medication when the alarm goes off AdaptUse watch as a mirror Magnify, minimize, modifyBig enough for a cup holder Put to other usesFrame as art EliminateRemove inner workings Reverse, rearrangeMake go counter clockwise Watch face on inside of wristband
DIVERGENT/CONVERGENT Three minutes/one word List of ten (individual) As a group select three Visual representation “Tell a bar maid” One new thing (reviewing data) What is missing? 23
POWER OF A RED TEAM Put all of that negative energy together and channel it with a purpose! 24
25 Three minutes - one technique!
26 The problem participant: Is their behavior really a problem or is it just you? Is there a way to co-op them? Have you asked someone to observe them during a meeting? Is there someone else who you can leverage to influence their behavior? Have you tried the talk?
27 The problem participant: Can you switch up the agenda to allow time at the end? Is there another method of feedback you can use? Can you raise your level of tolerance (“I can ignore you as long as it takes.”)? “Walk towards the pain” Set boundaries
REMEMBER NOT ONLY TO SAY THE RIGHT THING IN THE RIGHT PLACE, BUT FAR MORE DIFFICULT STILL, TO LEAVE UNSAID THE WRONG THING AT THE TEMPTING MOMENT. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
GREAT RESOURCE 29
30 Best or worst experience?
CLOSINGS 22 times – repeat the elevator switch Assign a task Seek feedback Time for self reflection White Paper 31
“If you don’t see it in the classroom, it doesn’t exist.” Richard Elmore