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December12

The Last Temptation of a Facilitator

As facilitators, it’s tempting to think that at the end of a session we need to have personally solved our client’s problem. . . especially when that problem is big and painful and clearly having a significant impact on the team. We want to be able to help them move forward, and things that may
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October10

Can Anyone Really Draw? An open letter to a graphic recorder friend

It’s been building for a while now: the whole question about “art” and “drawing” and graphic recording. Do you have to be a professional artist to do what we do? Don’t you have to draw amazing images to be effective at your craft? And let’s face it head-on: can ANYONE really draw?   This question
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October03

What to do when you’re all wound up

I take yoga classes to help keep my body flexible and ready for my graphic facilitation work. (It’s a surprisingly-physical practice, graphic facilitation!) Taking care of one’s body is particularly important when you’re working with a disabled dominant arm (the result of a work injury years ago) and a problematic left low back and hip.   So
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September26

The Comparison Game and Graphic Facilitation

Have I mentioned how much I dislike hanging out on Facebook?   Not because of the people. No, many of my friends are there, and it’s a fantastically-easy way to stay in touch with them.   I hate (yes, hate) Facebook because of what it does to my self-esteem as a graphic facilitator.   Talk
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