Tag Archives: large group facilitation

Leadership Explorer tools in Leadership at the Peak

Here’s a story of Wisdom Explorer in combination with Visual and Metaphor Explorers, from our colleague Dave Altman. Dave is an early adopter and shaper of the Leadership Explorer™ tool series. Dave is COO at the Center for Creative Leadership. … READ MORE

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Learning from Workplace Experiences as the Portal to Successful Leadership

These cards are great. It is like a mini career planner for understanding which experiences I’ve had–and which ones I haven’t.” Anand Chandrasekar from the Center for Creative Leadership delivered an interactive workshop to 90 managers across four countries: Singapore, Malaysia, … READ MORE

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CCL Conducts Evaluation with Afghan and U.S. Youth

Heather Champion, a senior faculty member with CCL’s Evaluation Center, recently completed an evaluation of Youth LINKS, a virtual cultural exchange program between youth in the United States and Afghanistan. Global Nomads Group, a U.S. nonprofit, in collaboration with the … READ MORE

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Neighborhood Connections: Dialogue and Community Engagement in Cleveland

We enjoy hearing from people who are intrigued by Visual Explorer and looking for ways to use it in their own work. Below is a thread of conversation with Sue Wolpert, a change maker in Cleveland (here, here, and here … ) and … READ MORE

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Building and Testing Visual Values Explorer in Somalia

This post comes from Aaron White at Leadership Beyond Boundaries. Aaron is Deputy Regional Director based at the new Center for Creative Leadership office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Here’s our virtual interview with Aaron: (More on contextualizing Visual Explorer at What is the biggest challenge that youth … READ MORE

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A Brief History of Leadership Metaphor Explorer™ (VIDEO)

This video from a LME session in Second Life (AMI Conference, 2008, University of the Pacific) is fun and interesting. The virtual interactive world of Second Life uses the digital versions of the cards as huge posters on the walls. … READ MORE

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Wisdom Explorer™ used to open a discussion or introduce a leadership development program

David Magellan Horth writes … “I did this with a group of students and faculty at Birmingham Southern College. We were sitting in a circle so that made the beginning of the discussion a little more intimate and safe. I … READ MORE

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Leadership Explorer tools at the HMC Conference, St. Andrews, Scotland

Steadman Harrison from the Center for Creative Leadership took these great photos at the HMC Conference at St. Andrews, Scotland. More on global leadership at Leadership Beyond Boundaries. HMC Conference 2011 Scotland from Charles Palus  *** Here are collages from … READ MORE

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Exploring the climate for teaching, learning, and working

Here’s a self-explanatory slide show from Bruce Flye illustrating his facilitation of  a group exploring how to create a climate conducive to teaching, learning, and working. Notice the “visual + verbal” collaging of the images with their emergent meanings. (Use … READ MORE

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Leadership metaphors guide the design of a leadership strategy

“I often describe the use of these cards and their companion, Visual Explorer, as greasing the wheels of conversation … “ Our colleague and Leadership Metaphor Explorer™ artist Bruce Flye posted a report on using LME for a week-long Planning … READ MORE

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Leadership Essentials for the Jamaican Government

“In this program we had all levels of the organization, from maintenance to trainers to managers. …   We wanted to do something to bring them into egalitarian unity, to recognize that everyone is a leader with gifts. We had them … READ MORE

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Metaphors support reframing and strategic thinking

Here’s a way to use Leadership Metaphor Explorer™ for supporting strategic thinking during an online conference. Thanks to strategy and creativity mavens Kate Beatty and David M. Horth. From: Beatty, Kate Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 12:31 PM To: Palus, … READ MORE

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Intro to Leadership Metaphor Explorer™ (VIDEO)

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LME for off-site team building

Here’s another interesting and useful field report from Tom Hickok at DoD. Thanks Tom. —– I used the leadership metaphor explorer (LME) cards yesterday in a team-building off-site. The group that I support in the Department of Defense environment almost … READ MORE

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Visual and verbal literacy: Skills for contemporary leadership

David Magellan Horth provides this field report on using Leadership Metaphor Explorer (LME) and Visual Explorer (VE) to address skills for contemporary leadership. The following design was used successful at the Library Leadership and Management Association LLAMA (a Division of … READ MORE

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Framing Questions for Facilitating Leadership Metaphor Explorer™

Here are steps and framing questions to use with the Leadership Metaphor Explorer™ Card Deck. This process can be adapted to any size group, for pairs of people, or for individual reflection. First choose a framing topic or question.“Pick a … READ MORE

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