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Successful 60+ LDJ Session
Hey all, I've been meaning to post up in the group to thank everyone who took part in the previous LDJ practice session and had any input whatsoever as I was planning my multi-team 60+ LDJ for a public sector IT department. Thanks to @David Rovira for giving me a friendly nudge 🤣👌 I'm glad to report both sessions on the day went well and were deemed as successful 👌🥳🤙 63 participants, 8 tables and a lot of Post-It notes! By the end of the second session I had been asked by the Strategic Manager if I had availability in a couple of weeks time for a session with just the management team 💪 That's now booked in for later this month. I had some fantastic immediate feedback from the LDJ sessions...but one of the very best moments was when I watched a team manager take a photo of his team's completed Impact/Effort chart...I knew it was going to be extremely helpful to him and his team. Many lessons learned from the day...from music volume to desk prep and how to draw a damn anchor 🤣, I'll add my lesson's learned at the bottom of this post. Thank you to EVERYONE in this amazing community that helped me create a successful session! 🙏 ------------------------------------------------- Lessons learned: I wrote up some simple lessons for myself and I know a few asked me to share when I could. So, here they are: LDJ lessons: 1. Preempt unruly behaviour - Check to see if there could be any problematic participants. Make sure to make it clear prior to the event how important the no discussion request is. 2. Music volume - Check the size of the room compared to the size of your Bluetooth speaker! Even though I have a good speaker, it still meant turning it up way louder than I expected...only found out when I walked to the back of the room and could barely hear it. 3. Put in writing what you'll need from the client on the day! ie flip charts etc. Don't leave it to chance or a verbal acknowledgement. You will get let down. 4. There's always time to read notes on the upcoming exercise when the participants are busy with the current one! 5. Reduce or increase the time given at one will know! Taught in the WM course and I used it...a lot! 6. If not a full day session: Check what else the participants will be doing on the day. Are they going to be tired or disengaged due to other work or impact within the day/week. It may change the direction of the session. 7. Too much time is just as troublesome as not enough time, but you can always fill gaps with too much time. 8. Large groups - run totally separate exercises with the same subject/task. Bring together only when necessary, such as to agree a HMW. Personally I will only bring back together at the end to share ideation from now on.
Javier von Westphalen
Benedict Odjobo
Teresa Middleton
Jacobo Senior
Jonathan Courtney
New comment 20d ago
LDJ Attendees - Thank you!
I just wanted to give a HUGE shout-out to all those who showed up for the Saturday LDJ session. Participants, Co-Facilitators and Organisers...thank you! I honestly can't thank you all enough. This community is the best! The constructive feedback at the end was truly inspirational 🙏 A special thanks to @David Rovira and @Keith Wasserman for their work and time, you both had my back 👌 I am sure David will be posting some recordings from it but in the meantime here are my main takeaways: - Remind everyone - Work Together silence - This is a major one - For Remote - Use an example room, especially with HMW - Impact/Effort - Complete separately i.e. horizontal then vertical not both at the same time - If possible, be a little more detailed when explaining the scenario - Keep the HMW post-it above the impact/effort section as a reminder - Solution Post-its - Need to look at them before moving them across! - Explain the solution after completion - Look into tech issue - Why can we not hear in breakout rooms LOTS of learning...but also lots of praise and positive feedback...thank you all!
Javier von Westphalen
David Rovira
Benedict Odjobo
Graham Thompson
New comment Nov 4
2 likes • Nov 4
@Benedict Odjobo That's very kind of you, thank you 🙏🥳
Career Tip: People can tell you're using Chat GPT ❌
Hey Workshoppers! Just thought this might be a useful tip/warning for those of you using Chat GPT a lot: It's pretty easy to tell when someone's using it! I see a few posts here in the community which I'm 100% sure were "generated" and they not only lack any sort of personality, but they also get no engagement. As in, nobody replies to them, they just take up space. The same thing will happen if you email people/clients, create posts on Linkedin etc. They won't respond. Believe me, I get 50 messages a day on Linkedin trying to sell me stuff/get a job and I can always tell when they are Chat GTP generated. You're writing needs to have some personality and authenticity for people to care enough to interact with it. Sure, I get it, if you're non-native English speaking, it's super helpful to be able to use something like this... but to be honest, I think it's better to just write how you write and then use Google Translate. So yeah, just a note to those using it as a "silver bullet". It's very obvious, it's not enjoyable to read and it can make you come across as being very dull. Cheers, Jonathan
Danny Mallinder
Julia Carolina
LaYinka Sanni
Marlyne Pierce
Hassanein Ismail
New comment Jun 28
4 likes • Jun 8
Agree. Now I am delving into it I am shocked on what ChatGPT is being used for...some uses are creating at the very least ideas to work on, however there are many uses that are not only not needed but they are obvious and simply shows a lack of understanding (on either the topic in question or the technology). I am thinking of adding a slogan to the bottom of every paper/blog I write...something along the lines of: 'created, researched and written by a human' 🤨
Last practice: Wanna practice? 🤔✨
Hey community! We have very few spots available for the last practice coming up, next Saturday's 10/28/23 practice session at 4:00pm London time. To confirm your attendance, tell us below what activity we should do for this final practice session. Thanks! 👍✨ ... Like @Jonathan Courtney said on a recent coaching call, these practices are not a replacement for actual real-life clients in a workshop. Our practices are way more forgiving, but they help us run-through the many steps in some exercises, make mistakes, and learn quickly. Some of the things we learn have to do with dealing with technical issues, using Miro, and giving each other advice on improvement. Who wants to practice! 😆🏁 💫
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Benedict Odjobo
David Rovira
Yash Mehta
Rajitha Disanayaka
Hind Bayane
New comment Oct 25
3 likes • Oct 21
@David Rovira Will get something written up 👌
Facilitation Retainer Presentation - Recording / Documents
Hey all - Apologies for this being a week late! Here's the full recording of the recent presentation on retainers as well as the accompanying notes: Passcode: 7C8jJwH? I'd like to thank @David Rovira and @Paola Ferrario for supporting me on this...your steadfast support was very much appreciated!
Biancia Akers
Jacobo Senior
Paola Ferrario
New comment Oct 17
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Graham Thompson
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A no-nonsense Facilitator, business growth advisor and programme manager with a flair for dealing with the unexpected - "Be the guide not the hero" JC
Active 2d ago
Joined Mar 21, 2023

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