Pick up your ordinary

I listened again this morning to Viv’s and my podcast with David Robinson on the tyranny of excellence.

David’s motto, “put down your clever, pick up your ordinary” is often on my mind working with groups. The need to be expert, to look good often prevents people from relating to us and becomes a major roadblock to groups working well.

I’m really looking forward to exploring this in more depth at our residential workshop at the end of August. We’re going to have more time and space to get beyond simple facilitation techniques and look at what really goes on in groups.

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