Thursday, November 26, 2015

Facilitation: Use of Open Space Technology

One of the primary problems in using facilitation as a tool to understand the issues affecting an organization is that the organiser generally presets the agenda. At the planning stage, management and the facilitator usually determine the issues that they think affect the organization, and then develop a programme for participants to discuss those issues. Often times, the issues discussed are those that management feels is important, and not what people in the organization feel is important.

This is where the use of Open Space Technology (OST) becomes the facilitation tool of choice. What happens during an OST session is that a convening question is posed and participants are then free to discuss any issue they feel is important that is related to the question.

Used correctly, OST is designed to allow the real issues and concerns to get raised. Once raised, participants then organically discuss and derive solutions to the problem (if that is the desired end-state) or the issues and concerns can be harvested for management's attention. The OST mode of facilitation was used effectively by the Singapore government when they held their series of Our Singapore Conversations (OSC). During the OSC series, Singaporeans' real concerns about the direction of the country surfaced and the government took the necessary actions to address it.

Organizations that are keen to discover the real issues and concerns affecting their employees can consider using the OST methodology. Additionally, when self-alignment (especially during mergers and acquisitions) is needed, OST also works well in this scenario.

To find out how OST can be used to benefit your organization, email anna[a]

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Seminars in Singapore: Intuitive Leadership - 8 Jan 2016

Rejuvenating and insightful, the Intuitive Leadership workshop is designed to help empower you to take charge of your life as a leader – both professionally and personally.  Conducted by Ana Holub (author, peace advocator and forgiveness counselor) and Philip Merry (author, international coach, UN facilitator and certified HeartMath facilitator), you would be provided with the ‘software’ and ‘hardware’ in which you could tap into your intuitive mind, unleash the infinite wisdom within you and engage in intuitive leadership.

Intuitive wisdom has been revered throughout the ages.  Call it sixth sense, a hunch, a gut feel or an inner voice; it is a deep and powerful source of truth.  It is profound wisdom that manifests itself in practical ways.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein
In today’s world, we are often bombarded with incoming data.  Being overwhelmed by information can cloud our clarity and create more confusion.  We must rely on our intuition to make sound decisions – this is what great leaders do.  They active instinctively, spontaneously – they claim their intuitive leadership.
How would you like to REPLACE …
  • Frustrations, anger, anxiety and stress
  • Confusion and clouded judgments
  • Fire-fighting and infighting at work
  • Harmful and draining relationships
  • Damaging recurring patterns
  • Being trapped in a vicious cycle
  • Feelings of being stuck and defeated
  • Sleep deprivation and depletion of energy
  • Low self-esteem
  • Ability to obtain clarity and focus
  • Enhancement to sound decision-making
  • Optimal effectiveness, productivity and resilience
  • Healthy, happy and fruitful relationships
  • Establishment of new life-giving patterns
  • Enjoyment of overall well-being
  • A renewed sense of aliveness, freedom & purpose
  • Feeling energetic and full of vitality
  • An increased level of self-confidence
Come join us in this workshop and find out how you can bring your heart into alignment through intuition and coherence techniques. Sign up.