Getting out of the BOX is the NEW BOX

Getting out of the BOX is the NEW BOX

Thoughts on the deterioration of a powerful metaphor. The first time I heard someone say “out of the box thinking”, I was riveted by the image. So was everyone else it turns out. And now, some fifteen years later, people pepper conversations with it. It has become a cliche. I get

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AMBIENT KINESTHETIC MODELING with “HOLY SCRAP”

AMBIENT KINESTHETIC MODELING with “HOLY SCRAP”

Working with your hands is inherently satisfying. For many people doodling or fiddling with whatever is at hand staves off boredom during long meetings and workshops . You can take charge of this simple fact by leaving some “holy scrap” on the table. Encourage people to play with your offerings; but it is best

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Kinesthetic Modeling Workshop San Francisco, March 20, 2010

Kinesthetic Modeling Workshop San Francisco, March 20, 2010

Learn to use KM in your practice. This workshop is geared to facilitators, coaches, and consultants. In one day you will experience the process, learn what makes it tick and become familiar with how to facilitate KM with your clients. Julie Gieseke, a Bay Area coach and facilitator is presenting

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DARWIN’s EYE, …a Thought Leader’s Craft

DARWIN’s EYE, …a Thought Leader’s Craft

  “More than anything else in his life, Charles Darwin liked to look at things. He liked to look at things the way the way an artist likes to draw, the way a composer likes to play the piano, the way a cook likes to chop onions: it is the

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LOGO DESIGNER uses Kinesthetic Modeling

LOGO DESIGNER uses Kinesthetic Modeling

Tania Von Allmen picked up the basics of Kinesthetic Modeling last year at the IFVP (International Forum of Visual Practitioners) Conference in Chicago where I spoke last August. Here is her description of how KM gets her clients to the heart of the matter, the imagery they hold beneath their

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The LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE – bird’s eye view

The LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE – bird’s eye view

I have lost track of the number of Leadership Challenge workshops I have captured graphically over the past six years. I am always refreshing my understanding of this powerful program developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Recently, in a session with a group of government executives the big picture

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MEETING GRAPHICS

MEETING GRAPHICS

REAL TIME VISUAL CAPTURE of important ideas, conversations and decisions boosts the productivity of any group.   “We help ‘at-risk’ urban kids refurbish donated airplanes. Then THEY fly them to the customer”. Lyn Freeman of Build-a-Plane in LA explains his revolutionary educational program to a conference convened in San Diego

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COACHES use Kinesthetic Modeling

COACHES use Kinesthetic Modeling

Coaches try KM by the Bay, Berkeley Marina, March 28, 2009 – Geoff Ball, John Ward, Charles Tack, Chance Massaro and Elena DuCharme discuss the debriefing of a model. Seven others participated in the workshop. Coaches can use Kinesthetic Modeling, especially at the beginning of a relationship, to quickly discover

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The Buzz was about KM at VizThink 2009

The Buzz was about KM at VizThink 2009

The Kinesthetic Modeling (KM) session Monday at VizThink was a sellout. Tuesday, many conferees were asking for an encore. That evening after dinner a second group got together. They were intrigued to experience how simple kinesthetic activity liberates visual expression and original thinking. Be sure to check out David Sibbet’s

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KM – Workshops – 2009

KM – Workshops – 2009

The KM process is designed to tap every person’s innate ability to express themselves visually. There is almost no learning curve for participants. However, if you decide use KM in your coaching practice or as a facilitator with small teams in your organization you will need to need to come

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Kinesthethic Modeling at the VizThink09 Conference

Kinesthethic Modeling at the VizThink09 Conference

VizThink is an annual conference of designers, artists, media and technology people who gather to explore the edges of what it is to think visually. Participants at this year’s event in San Jose, California will be able to have a go at Kinesthetic Modeling. We are providing a 90 minute hands on introduction to the KM process at 2:00pm Monday 23 February. I am being assisted by

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Living in San Miguel

Living in San Miguel

Today: an homage to my wife’s blog and our life in Mexico. If you were not aware that I had pulled up stakes after living 37 years in Northern California and moved to Central Mexico in the spring of 2008, this post will put you in touch with much that

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