Facilitator’s ABC: Fülle

Cord Oliver Molthan attitude, facilitation

F = Fülle Es gibt so viel zu tun, sagt ein Plakat der FDP für die Bundestagswahl 2021. Wohl wahr. Es gibt immer viel zu tun, vor allem wenn man etwas weiss oder beherrscht. Themen sind miteinander verwoben, ein Gedanke führt zu einer Assoziation führt zu einer Meinungsäußerung und bevor man es sich versieht, ist ein neues Buch aus dem …

Start-up together!

Cord Oliver Molthan creativity, facilitation

Will facilitate tonight a think-along-workshop to generate ideas for a start-up. The registrations went well and we have a colorful mixture of people willing to set up shop. Entrepreneurial thinking is second nature to all of them, which probably explains the energy and desire to set sail to new horizons. The workshop design is ready, the goals have been set …

Facilitator’s ABC: silence

Cord Oliver Molthan attitude, facilitation

 L = Listening “I prefer not to tell Mr. B. that a recent study has shown that patients treated by female doctors live longer on average than those treated by male doctors. This is probably because female doctors generally talk less, express themselves more clearly and, above all, listen more and better. On average, female doctors in a trial waited …

Facilitator’s ABC: Habit and every day is a new day

Cord Oliver Molthan facilitation

H = Habit 6am. Alarm goes off. Yawn. Stretch. Bathroom. Cold shower. Dress. Espresso. Getting ready to leave. Left turn at corner. Red light as always. Usual parking spot taken. Grunt. Morning to everyone. My desk. My screen. Same faces. Routine to-do-list. Lunch. Customers call. Discussion with superior. As predicted. Prepare to leave. Drive home. Some shopping. Run. Eat. Beer. …

Void

Cord Oliver Molthan attitude, creativity, facilitation

John always searches. He searches to find another piece of the puzzle that adds something meaningful to his life. His search happens sometimes under the surface of his awareness. And sometimes he looks for things intentionally and dedicates time and energy to decipher whatever raised his interest. Having done so for a while John has honed his approach. He has …

Facilitator’s ABC: diligence to perform

Cord Oliver Molthan facilitation

Z = Zeal When meeting a group of people and setting out for a journey of discovery and learning, a facilitator never knows what will happen. Asking a simple question early in the morning helps to get a first glimpse into the unknown. The question for example could be: Who of you is here by his or her own free …

Trust & Control

Cord Oliver Molthan attitude, facilitation

You can only control, what you make yourself dependent on, what you allow yourself to be controlled by. Ultimately, this means that one can only control oneself, but this, in turn, can only be done by taking a detour via others and others. (Dirk Baecker, Postheroisches Management, Merve Verlag Berlin, 1994, p.54 ff) Testimony: “People must first earn their trust …

Facilitator’s ABC: reward

Cord Oliver Molthan facilitation

P = Perfectionism Perfectionism is possible. Perfectionism is impossible. Perfectionism is an individual perception. Perfectionists set their own standards and stretch very much to reach them. Perfectionists are happy, when they meet their own standards – whether it is reasonable or not. Being perfect according to one`s own perfection is perfect and fun.   Things become difficult when perfectionists bring …