Being brave or being nice? Strategies for workshop survival

by IAF Russia

What is your disposition before entering in a workshop? Swing the door open, meet new people and shine? Or look around and offer support if needed? These two approaches imply different traits of character and different interaction strategies. Dual Perspective Model of Agency and Communion outlines how we and, more interestingly, others perceive "self-profitable" and… Read More »Being brave or being nice? Strategies for workshop survival

Power of facilitation for project managers: Kick-off meeting 5.0

by IAF Russia

No doubt that a motivating and engaging kick-off meeting is one of the critical success factors for any project. Enthusiasm, positivity... In such an atmosphere, there is a temptation not to pay enough attention to the "dark side of the moon" - team concerns, risks, and existing problems. But as project leaders, we need to… Read More »Power of facilitation for project managers: Kick-off meeting 5.0

Facilitators in Leo Tolstoy’s fiction

by IAF Russia

Nothing surprising if you think about it. Being an acute observer and a frequent visitor of social gatherings of the time, Tolstoy gives us a glimpse of the guestrooms and (attention, facilitators!) of the ways, attitudes and methods of the high society hosts. Let's enjoy the setting and see what we can learn!