Leadership Games presents twenty-five practical, inexpensive experimental activities designed to be used in various leadership training and development programmes.This book centers on those areas of primary concern to todays managers, team leadership, risking innovation, fostering collaboration, managing conflict, and using diversity. The author has extensive experience both in the academic and consulting word (including being a past President of the Outward Bound program in Rockland, Maine).

Cueing the Exercises

Cueing the exercises

In this chapter, I offer ideas and suggestions about how to prepare for and carry out the 25 exercises that are described in full detail in the succeeding chapters. If followed, these procedural cues can assist mightily with appropriate use and successful application. The cues reinforce many of the ideas already presented on experiential forms of leadership development. It is important to remember, however, that there is no precise formula for achieving desired results. As with all forms of teaching, trial and error, followed by retrial, is the only path that leads anywhere worth going.

Although not a hard-and-fast rule, facilitators should allocate considerably more time to preparation for an exercise than to the exercise itself—perhaps as much as double the ...

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