Author Archives: Bob Husband

The Facilitative Mind – mindful practices

Maintaining the Minor Voice:  The strongest measure of a facilitator may be how well they can keep all voices in play during a group interaction.  It is an all too common experience for people to feel that their voice has … Continue reading

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The Facilitative Mind – mindful practices

Focusing on Process vs. Content: An effective facilitator is frequently far more focused on process than content in group interaction.  Certainly content is never irrelevant, but in any group conversation the ebb and flow of the process must be managed … Continue reading

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The Facilitative Mind – reading situation and context

The facilitator leads a group by understanding the nature of power and politics in group interaction.  And, navigates group process throught the artful use of questions.  Power and Politics: Every conversation in organizational life is fraught with power and politics.  … Continue reading

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The Facilitative Mind – your facilitative style and range

This entry is the first in a multiple part series on the “Facilitative Mind”. Our assumption is that to be an effective facilitator requires not only a particular skill set, but a certain mindset as well.  Within this series we … Continue reading

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“You are my question” – the starting point

Most consultants start with an assumption – “I am your answer.” In fact, I can think of few professions in which the “professional” doesn’t inherently think they are the answer to the client’s dilemma. One time, I even heard an … Continue reading

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Caring vs. Curing

The tension between “caring” and “curing” is most obvious in the medical profession. Daily, medical professionals have to make a choice between caring for their patients/clients and curing them. You are thinking, clearly they can do both. And, certainly that … Continue reading

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