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Defusing dangerous dogma in improvisation

Defusing dangerous dogma in improvisation

This week a group of us re-watched, via a Facebook Watch Party, one of the most impactful talks ever given at an Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) Conference. It was Pablo Suarez speaking about adapting what we know (i.e. improvisation) to the field of disaster preparedness.

Pablo, from the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, was with us to re-introduce his presentation…

Facilitation: 10 tips on how to make the space safer

Facilitation: 10 tips on how to make the space safer

During a recent webinar on facilitation trends, I asked a group of practitioners for their tips on making space safer. Here are our top ten:

1. Articulate goals and expectations upfront and early, so everyone is clear about what we’re there to do.

2. To keep it constructive and relevant, ask ‘What needs to happen here today for it to be useful to you?’

Why you are losing out by irrational risk-aversion

Why you are losing out by irrational risk-aversion

We all love behavioural economics, right? With their clever psychological experiments, counterintuitive insights and wonderful nudges, they throw fresh revelatory light onto our thinking and behaviour. Take for instance risk-aversion. The key insight in several of the books I’ve been perusing is that we tend to be risk-averse for gains…