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What Is Flow?

After working with groups all over the world for 30+ years now, I know that when they accept my invitation to enter into a space…

Pink electrodes featuring the science of flow. Credit: Hal Gatewood

What Is Flow?

After working with groups all over the world for 30+ years now, I know that when they accept my invitation to enter into a space…

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Deliberate Creative

Would you like your team to be more creative? Not quite sure how to do this? This week, Dr Amy Climer shares the discoveries of…

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Can Play Save The World?

Followers of this blog and the work of playmeo will know that we have a fervent belief that play is an essential element in the…

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Reflecting as an Individual

A question came in this week from a playmeo subscriber: “What activities or exercises can I deliver that will give each person the experience of…

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How To Remember Names

People often remark that I have a great memory for names. I don’t, I just use a couple of key ‘how to remember names’ strategies to…

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Does Experiential Learning Work?

There are some educators who believe that integrating ‘real-life’ experiences – which they understand as experiential learning – into school curriculum offers no discernible long-term value…

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Language is My Most Potent Tool

Phil from NY asks me to share what would be one of my top pieces of advice in regards the soft skills required to BE…

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Learning Together Is Best

I’m an avid follower of Seth Godin, an inspiring thought leader of our time. His latest post got me musing… When you think of groups like…

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What Is An Ice-Breaker?

Or, put another way, what makes an ice-breaker an ice-breaker (as distinct from any other group activity?) Sometimes, this is simply asking the question some…

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Do You Dare To Dream?

Since our childhood, we all know how to dream. Asleep and awake. Thanks to the power of our imagination we believe we are capable of…

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Battling Bullying Interview

The conversation regarding bullying has deepened in recent years. It’s always been a hot topic, but I sense that we are witnessing a cultural shift…

Susan Cain TED Talk Power of Introverts

The Power of Introversion: Susan Cain

Attention: All group facilitators & educators… Take 20 minutes out of your day to watch this brilliant TED Talk by Susan Cain about the power of…