Professional LifeLife Activity

Professional LifeLife Activity

In a prior post, I shared the LifeLine activity (https://tinyurl.com/yfb787gc) as a way to help members share their personal origin stories from birth until now. Getting to know someone’s backstory is a great way to better understand who they are now and where they are going in the future. Another version of the LifeLine activity […]

A Simple Way to Welcome New Members

A Simple Way to Welcome New Members

It’s a great idea to do some sort of welcome activity for a new member right at the start of the Forum meeting. While some groups use this time to play a prank or joke on the new member, I’m going to steer you away from that as it can backfire since you most likely […]

Going Deep With The LifeLine Activity

Knowing where someone came from can better help us understand who they are now so we can better support them with where they are going in the future. The LifeLine activity, as outlined below, is a great way to unearth the backstory for each member of your Forum. Here’s how to run this activity: BEFORE […]

ACTIVITY – “I See, You See, We See”

ACTIVITY - "I See, You See, We See"

One reason conflict arises between people is because there is a lack of alignment between how they see themselves and how others see them. Forums provide a perfect space for people to reflect on this gap in perception. The “I See, You See, We See” activity (see attached image) helps create a shared understanding between […]

Opening Warm-Up Question – 90 Days Ago

Opening Warm-Up Question

Here’s a good opening warm-up question for your Forum that directly relates to the current situation with COVID. If you think about how 2020 started to where we are now, a lot has changed in just five short months. A LOT! What is something that you fully believed 90 days ago that you no longer believe […]

ACTIVITY: Lessons From The Past For The Present

Lessons From The Past For The Present

This process of three questions can have MANY different themes, but given the current COVID-19 situation and so much change happening in everyone’s career and life, here’s a set of three questions that your Forum can process together.To run this activity: First, have the group solo reflect on these three questions: Think of a time […]

COVID-19 Forum Conversation

COVID-19 Forum Conversation

To say these times are unprecedented is an understatement. I’m engaged in countless heartbreaking conversations with small business owners being impacted by the current situation. To help Forums better process what’s going on, here are a set of three questions I’m using: As you look back at a time in your life that was really […]

The Failure Resume

The Failure Resume

We spend a lot of time focuses on our successes, but as Bill Gates says, “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” The Failure Resume is a chance to do just that. Here’s how it works: Give everyone a blank piece of paper and have them […]

Activity: Uncovering Your Personality Blind Spots

Uncovering Your Personality Blind Spots

I’ve previously mentioned the Johari Window in this group as a way to better understand the things about us that are true but that we might not know. These are called our blind spots. Here’s an activity to help facilitate those process that is meant to help Forums dig deep with each other. Note that […]

Facilitating a blind window activity for YOP

activity for YPO

This activity uncovers four areas: 1) What do I think is true about me that others also think is true about me? 2) What do I think is true about me that others don’t think is true about me? 3) What don’t I think is true about me that others think is true about me? […]