I enjoyed a graphic facilitation of cross-cultural communication, particularly a session on AIKIDO last weekend. AIKIDO provides so much insights about being persuasive and non-confrontational in cultures like Philippines and Japan. Thanks @spiceworx_mnl
We make choices everyday. Small choices or big choices. Active choices (i.e. do something) or passive ones (not to do something). Big choices with big impact. This includes lifetime decisions such as marriage, jobs, and schools you go to. Small choices with big impact. What we eat and drink for lunch doesn’t seem to be a big choice,Continue reading “Power of choice”
What’s needed to modify behavior? Here is one idea from learning journey that I co-facilitated to promote Food and Healthy workplace in Bangkok. Intention comes first, then determination, and finally information.
I received a low score of workshop evaluation(=reaction) recently. But it turned out that participants were inspired so much that many changes happened at workplace afterwards (=behavior and results). Lesson learned: Focus on results. Trust people. Trust process.
Here are some useful phrases that I learned from Solution Focused Coaching. The key take away for me is that compliment must be evidence-based. If it is not, it becomes “flirting“. While direct compliments are powerful, indirect compliments such as “wow, how did you do that?” are even more effective because it gives the other person to discoverContinue reading “5 phrases to validate and complement”
There are two ways of learning: learning from the past and learning from the future. The first one is common for strategy, planning, fixing problems, capturing and managing knowledge. This works if you already know what you want and where to find it. However, in fast changing societies the future is increasingly unpredictable and noContinue reading “Co-creative dialogue”
Here is my key learning of 2015: the differences between “problem talk vs. solution talk” and “how we learn not only from our past, but also from our future”. Problem talk vs. solution talk comes from the Solution-focused (SF) approach initaited by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg. Learning from the emerging future is a principleContinue reading “Problem talk vs. solution talk”