Successful Forums develop strong bonds among their members. This is part of the “secret sauce” that makes Forum worth the time–and often sacrifice–required to participate. Members cannot take those bonds for granted though. Like other relationships they must be […]
Warren Buffett once said that in the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield. Facilitators should embrace this observation to enhance the takeaway value of a Forum meeting. Ask your members to look back on the meeting […]
Ready…FIRE!…(aim)… That sequence doesn’t seem quite right! “Always Be Prepared” is the Boy Scouts’ motto, made famous for how it can apply to just about any pursuit. And it’s a great principle for facilitators to follow, too! Winging it when […]
Leaving your forum is a difficult thing to do. The bonds that we form in the forum can be quite deep and meaningful. It is good to put some time and thought into how you will say goodbye. First, you […]
By Mark Sanna, Sherpa Certified Forum Facilitator What do you suppose would happen if you made major changes to every area of your business at the same time? It would be a nightmare! How would your team respond? Even worse, […]
Several members have expressed boredom and a lack of enthusiasm for the way the Forum is going...here are 8 ways to spice things up and to make your meetings fresh and inspiring again.
Discuss the Three B's of Forum value with your Forum, and make sure you're all on the same page for the coming year.
For your next Forum retreat, consider completely unplugging all your electronic devices.
A Forum in Guatemala was having trouble with their monthly updates running over on time.
In many Forums, questions aren’t allowed during or after monthly updates so that the Forum can stay within time limits.