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Life Skills From Board Games: Critical Thinking

I'd like to talk to you today about real-life skills that we can learn from board games, or board games that can help us day to day. Today's topic is critical thinking and problem-solving.  How does this figure in with board games then?  Well quite often...

Life Skills From Board Games: Creative Thinking

I'd like to talk to you today about creative thinking, or more specifically how board games can help us with creative thinking.  This is part of life skills that we get from board games check out the rest of this series here.  Sometimes, the right move in a...

Life Skills From Board Games: Collaboration

I'm going to talk about life skills that we learn from board games and today I'm going to focus on collaboration.  A collaboration is something that we use while we're at work, while we're at home and we are with our families, whether we've been with our friends....

Change Management

I'd like to talk to you today a little bit about change management.  Change management is one of those things it's enough to give anybody a headache, turn your hair blue, and think "Oh God, do I really have to do this?"  Sometimes, yes, it is...

Learning More Through Playing

Let’s look at one of our ongoing programs…

This is where people play a game, discuss something, learn something, and then they apply what they’ve learned. And then it has a review.

Case Study: Funnel Vision

Today I would like to tell you all about a case study. I've been working with Steve Knapp, the sales mindset coach, on a game of funnel vision.  Now funnel vision is the name of Steve's book, so we've kind of used the name a bit for the game (at least while it's...

Working with your Boss

The waters running dangerously low.  You’re parched.  You're almost dehydrated in the desert.  What are you gonna do?  Just across the shifting sands you can see the water carrier and you think; “Am I gonna get there in time?” You pan out and we...

Bespoke Games

I've got a question for you. I'd like you to think about, if you could buy a car today;  Would you have an old clapped-out something from the 1920s?  That just about goes, if you crank the handle.  Or would you rather have something modern with all the...

Workplace Communication

There's different ways that we communicate, and that might be all right to be very casual and use a lot of slang if I'm meeting a friend, someone I know, or family, even for a little greeting across the street, but it's not how we communicate at work.  How do you...

Reflections: Random Card

Reflections is a game that I designed in collaboration with the Lorraine Dixon from Open Narrative. It's the realisation and turning into a game of her diary called Being Me. The Being Me diary has a series of questions, a question for every day of the year and you...

Let’s talk about Fun

Today I'd like to talk to you a little bit about fun. It's not always something that you associate with the workplace is it?  But there are little things that we can do with games that can make things a little bit more fun. Now this might be as part of a maybe a...