This is a monthly electronic magazine for anyone who wants to be a better leader, coach, facilitator, or simply, to tune up their people skills. It is a complimentary publication, devoted to the next evolution of Quality Thinking.
Publisher: © Key Associates, LLC, 2004 ISSN # 1545-8873
“It is a very good plan every now and then to go away and have a little relaxation; for when you come back to the work your judgment will be surer, since to remain at work will cause you to lose the power of judgment.” — Leonardo da Vinci
“Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.” — Charles Du Bos
“Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.” — Anna Freud
Untold amounts of corporate budgets are dedicated to meetings that are boring, unproductive, and non-value-adding. Add to this a “retreat” format, and the expenses multiply, as travel, facility, and staff hours away join the price list. Most of these meetings are long on talk, short on results. What to do with the flipcharts? A dead man could have run the PowerPoint. Hum-drum. If you are not a gifted “social architect,” get some help. Orchestrate meaningful events that are culturally appropriate, uniquely designed (but not over-planned), are inclusive, in settings that evoke the desired mood, and treat the guests as customers of the meeting. Encourage open community and fortuitous encounter, with tools that allow the group to reach its creative potential. (Specific guidelines for orchestrating an event are given in Deal & Key’s Corporate Celebration.)
I would add: to reflect, to celebrate, and to reconnect with our purpose.
Five types of facilitated retreats: Facilitation.
Better meetings, save money: Creative Resource Development.
Connecting users and providers of retreats: Retreats Online.
All about retreats: help in picking locations: All About Retreats.
Article on how to pick retreat centers: Checkout Time.
Adventure retreats with facilitation: Executive Retreats.
Personal, Soulful Retreat in Sedona: Sedona Soul Adventures.
Books are linked to Amazon.com descriptions.
copyright ©2012 by dr. m. k. key on behalf of key associates
home Home Page for Dr. Key and Key Associates | keyzines Keyzines | publications Publications | videos Videos | products/services Products/Services | clients Clients | about About Dr. Key and Key Associates | contact Contact Dr. Key