Pitfalls & Possibilities

A post-mortem, lessons learned, or retrospective particularly good for managers. A post-mortem, lessons learned, or retrospective particularly good for managers. A post-mortem, lessons learned, or retrospective particularly good for managers. A post-mortem, lessons learned, or retrospective particularly good for managers. A post-mortem, lessons learned, or retrospective particularly good for managers.

4 L’s4 A

I’ve riffed on retrospective exercise developed by Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman. That exercise uses 4 L’s in a quadrant format. The quadrants are labeled Liked, Lacked, Longed For, and Learned. I use 3 columns, Liked, Lacked and Learned. Then after the team has filled in those columns generally as a shout out exercise, I draw a line under them and ask, “So what are…

More Meaningful Stories

This idea originates with Thiagi’s exercise “More Interesting” Divide group into at least 3 groups of 3 or more participants. Each person writes a basic story on one side of an index card Place a 4 digit identifier in upper corner (phone, extension, SS#, b-day) Each group passes all cards to next group Members in the 2nd group takes a card and rewrites the story…

Card in a Sealed Envelope

This quick card trick opens up conversation about the subconscious control team members bring to bear on their work. This quick card trick opens up conversation about the subconscious control team members bring to bear on their work. This quick card trick opens up conversation about the subconscious control team members bring to bear on their work. This quick card trick opens up conversation about the subconscious control team members bring to bear on their work. This quick card trick opens up conversation about the subconscious control team members bring to bear on their work.