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Friday, March 8

Friday

Today is International Women’s Day

A good a time to hug your mom if she is beside you, if not pick up the phone and call her, tell her you love her. Beside God she is the most amazing woman of all.

Friday

Fulfilment & Fun, Integrity & Achievement

I am on an Unexpected Quality Journey
I find Fulfilment along the way
Integrity is my road map
Achieving Quality Work; Work Life on the way.

My Workshop Workbooks Arrived

IGNITING FACILITATION AND STORYTELLING @WORK

INTRODUCTION

In a world with constant changes, flexible thinking and new behaviours are essential to innovations and sustaining success. Reframing is a key skill for expanding flexibility and discovering creative options. Changing the frame of reference through which we view challenges, situations or people is a powerful way to override our tendency to force-fit the future into the past.

As we become “educated,” we form unconscious frames or mental models around things we think we can/cannot or should/should not do. Just as a picture frame encloses a picture, this invisible frame controls the ideas or options we see in a specific situation. We learn to take pride in quick thinking and being “right” and lose our capacity to listen with “innocent ears”, thus cutting us off from new ideas.

Creative ideas rarely come to us in finished form, so we fill in the gaps with our assumptions and inferences, but act as though these assumptions were data or “truth.” These frames lock us into fixed points of view and make it hard to think “in the moment” or imagine breakthrough ideas.

Telling a good story and using stories to support your points, make solid openers, and teach people while entertaining them. We are not talking about the little anecdotes that pepper the audience. We are applying metaphors that will lead the paths we create to lead our listeners to our ideas. We will learn how to create one strong metaphor that will become a highway of attention.

Facilitation skills have become so useful in organisations that they have spread beyond the role of facilitator: to facilitative leaders; to self-facilitative groups and teams’ to facilitative individuals and even facilitative, user friendly procedures. Facilitation has become part of our everyday language. The Latin root of facilitate means “to enable, to make easy”. Facilitations have evolved to have a number of meanings today.

A facilitative individual is an individual who is easy to work with, a team player, a person who is aware of individual and group dynamics. He or she assists colleagues to work together more effectively. A facilitative individual is a person who is skilled and knowledgeable in the interpersonal skills of communication, collaborative problem solving and planning, consensus building, and conflict resolution.

THE PURPOSE

The purpose of this workshop is to provide the participants with the interpersonal skills in facilitating and storytelling required to meet the challenges of their role as a leader of other leaders.

  • Increase effectiveness at generating creative ideas for facilitating & storytelling.
  • Know how ‘Frames Mental Model’ can expand and increase creativity in facilitating & storytelling.
  • Understand different ‘Frames Mental Model’ and when each is most appropriate to use in facilitating & storytelling.
  • Hook your audience by creating a “Be Interesting” environment using the storytelling techniques is a crucial part of a trainer/facilitator.

 THE PROCESS (Duration: 2 Days)

During the workshop, participants will complete a variety of individual and group activities that explore the following topics:

  • Introductory Remarks and Session Overview.
  • What is Reframing, Facilitation & Storytelling?
  • Reframing Variables.
  • How to Develop Mental Frames.
  • Practice in applying frames to “real world” on facilitating & storytelling.
  • Learn how to make messages more memorable to colleagues/customers.
  • Inspire colleagues/customers into believing and acceptance.
  • Create information into story that is fun to tell and fun to listen to.
  • Trial by Fire, to test can-do attitude by applying what have been learned particularly in the Facilitating & Storytelling Cycle Process and giving feedback.

THE PAYOFF

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Acquire facilitative & storytelling skills and knowledge in the interpersonal skills of communication, collaborative problem solving and planning, consensus building, and conflict resolution.
  • Explore useful ideas from the ’Frames Mental Model’ into action.
  • Recognise the challenges and benefits of giving feedback.
  • Applying storytelling techniques to address key organisational issues.
  • Able to articulate ideas and solutions in a compelling way.
  • Appreciate feedback (gifts) as a tool for continuous improvement and a tool to make communication more effective.

THE CALL FOR ADVENTURE:

To invest in this Unexpected Quality Journey is by instilling Quality towards your business.

The IGNITING FACILITATION AND STORYTELLING @WORK workshops are memorable. In the workshop, participants are encouraged to unlearn, relearn & to be playfulness. Playfulness is not about being foolhardy treating quality issues in trivial ways. What I meant by playfulness is to stay Focused on the topic, Stay open to choices and Youniquley succeed without the need of excessive control by rules.

The workshop helps individuals to think on their own and make sense of their experiences in the activities involved. They bring home skills and values that they ‘reset’ the workplace and have the discipline of getting things done.

Let’s talk, drop me your request and we can explore further. Email: daniel@qualipreneur.com

 

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People are not rational and they need help; help them and
Do leave them Feeling Hopeful…fsy

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“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”-Leo Tolstoy

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the
one that has been opened for us.” ~Helen Keller

“A life spent making Quality Certainity is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent reworking on uncertain things.” ~ FSY

“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” -Bertrand Russell

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Acknowledgements

My FSY’s sharing is unscientifically and some are contributed by wife & children, friends, acquaintances. I write and share things that matter to me. I understand that you have your own opinions, views, & thoughts. Please keep it to yourself because there is no right or wrong answers. Nothing is true or untrue, most facts and data can be twisted to your favour. To the authors, contributors and original sources, my thanks and where appropriate my apologies if I forget to quote your names.

I understand that everyone’s attention span is very short and if you read till here, I would like to say thank you for staying with me till the end. It might be rubbishes to some people but I do know that there are some gems hidden to be picked in all rubbishes… Hope you have pick one or 2 gems?

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There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or out. There’s no such thing as a life in-between …Pat Riley, basketball coach

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be …Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

He who is and remains true to himself and to others has the most attractive quality of the greatest talent …Goethe

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses …Ziggy

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else …Yogi Berra

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken …Oscar Wilde

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.- Ernest Hemingway

Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.-Robert McAfee Brown

We seldom think of what we have but always of what we lack.-Schopenhauer

FSY is your
Friend
Supporter
Your Buddy

“No human face is exactly the same in its lines on each side, no leaf perfect in its lobes, no branch in its symmetry. All admit irregularity as they imply change; and to banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality. All things are literally better, lovelier, and more beloved for the imperfections which have been divinely appointed, that the law of human life may be Effort, and the law of human judgment, Mercy.” -John Ruskin

Fantastically 
Satisfied Customer
Yes !!

Quality is something that after you touch it, it stains and stays on your finger forever. I still have not find the right detergent

All companies are full of Active, Brilliant & Courageous people who would change if they only knew how. So… Drop me an email at daniel@qualipreneur to embark on The NEW Unexpected Quality Journey

Employees today are regarded as a commodity to be used as needed. If not needed, they are put on the chopping boards.

Today’s managers work long hours and willing to cope with many Frustrated, Silly, Youniquely  puzzled annoyed situations but shy away from the problems of the people that work for them.

Follow-up
Smile always
You sell yourself
Deliver your agreed requirement.

Give FSY to:
People who make you angry - Forgiveness
Clients/Customers - Service
Yourself - Yearn for a ice latte with Chocolate Soufflé

To clean a sink drain, put 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain then flash with hot water

Interesting Statement

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.  

Ineteristng isn’t it?

Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe. 

Rearrange the letters in the word ’LISTEN’ to discover the related word - The Answer is SILENT

I teach something called The Law of Probabilities, which says the more things you try, the more likely one of them will work. The more books you read, the more likely one of them will have an answer to a question that could solve the major problems of your life.. make you wealthier, solve a health problem, whatever it might be.     …..Jack Canfield, Success Coach

Technology is a good servant but a bad master

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Here’s to Your Quality 
The work of your Heart
The work of taking time to listen to your customer
The work of taking time to understand the requirement
The work of taking time to stop the process if it does not meet the requirement.
The work of taking time to meet the customer requirement
The work of taking time to deliver the customer requirement

If you believe that the population is getting older, you’ve never been to a shopping mall on a weekend….Doug Larson, United Feature Syndicate. From Reader’s digest, April 1994

If you don’t like the phrase “Empower the powerless” then change it to “Enabled the powerless” . Peter Ducker said “To try to build an organization against the weakness (powerless) frustrates the purpose of organization.”

If you ask your wife for breakfast in the bed…. What will be her answer……. “Sleep in the Kitchen”

The only difference between who you are today and who you will be 5 years from now are the people you meet and the books you read.. Charlie “tremendous’ Jones

Interestingly someone say “ Teamwork means never having to take all the blame”Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better

Don’t wish for less problems, wish for ore Skills
Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom
- by Jim Robn, Speaker, Author, Philosopher.

No one has had more books devoted than Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of US. (Posted on Nov 19, 2012) Please go ahead and guess how many books? Answer: There are over 15,000 books about Lincoln in print.

Everyone have luck – Bad or Good

In Las Vegas there is no loser, only winners and donors.

Life is not about big fish eat small fish or big fish that swims in small pond or small fish that swims in the ocean. Big or small fishes they all are still fish.

The late Stephen R.Covey 7 habits principle stated “Begin with the end in mind” The now FSYQualipreneur added onto this principle “Begin with the Beginning after the end is the mind.”

97% of people buying decisions are made on an emotional basis then later justified by logic. Because emotion stimulates the mind up to 3,000 times faster than rational thought processes.

Hone your skills not from the internet but from the area of your interest

Writing on the wall: “A life time of training for just 10 second” …Jesse Owens, the American track star in 1930s

If today, Chairman Mao Zedong is still alive in China. What happen to China?

‘Everything is possible’ is this a good value or.. ? Share your thought with me…

Someone say – This isn’t a good value because everyone thinks it’s possible to do your utmost to eliminate what you don’t want or get what you want

If communication [leadership] is to change behavior, it must be grounded in the desires and interest of the receivers …Artistotle

Hard Gifts are often used to grease the wheels of Guanxi, the Chinese term for relationships that help win jobs and promotions.

Soft Gifts are feedback, You accept all Feedback unconditionally, Massage it & make Choices and change your behavior according to the results you want.

Qualipreneur; is the hyphen connecting the world of Quality & Business.

If Singapore were to disappear today what would the world miss?

Life is Twist & Turn, you fell once you stop cycling on the QJ Bicycle.

My SOHO (Small Office. Home Office) has no door, But the imaginative door is always ajar to listen to fresh quality stories that seems boring at first but its starts to get interesting……fsy

All roads lead to FSYQualipreneur success….Yesterday I am Good, today I am @ my best, tomorrow I will be better…. fsy.

We block our effectiveness not because we have questions but because we think we have the answers.