Results Based Facilitation: Book One - Foundation Skills - 2Nd Edition: Moving From Talk To Action

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Results Based Facilitation (RBF) offers a solution that people can apply in their daily work. RBF has proven time and again to produce conversations and meetings that prompt direct action. There is no magic to getting unstuck from meeting paralysis - except the practical magic of applying learnable skills to move people off Square One and into the arena of action to achieve results. Thanks to the experimentation, application, and discipline of the many RBF thought and practice partners, RBF: Book One - Foundation Skills can help you in three ways to hold more productive meetings. There has rarely in my work life been a course or workshop that has impacted my day-to-day work as much as the RBF Training. There is something very powerful and transformative about attending a training with the people you work with and then having the organization embrace it. - Participant, 2013 RBF Workshop. First, RBF is a specific, hands-on method that enables people both to understand what they need to do and why they need to do it, and to practice on a daily basis the skills for getting different and better results in their meetings and conversations. For example, most books on leadership exhort people to be better listeners; rarely, however, do you see leaders and managers who actually practice listening well. There is thus a gap between exhortation and realization. Foundation Skills goes beyond exhortation to provide the specific preparation steps, practice steps, and relapse strategies to achieve better listening. Second, RBF is designed to empower people to get concrete, actionable results anywhere, any time. The method is useful in one-on-one conversations, small groups, and large groups whether you are a meeting participant, meeting convener, or meeting facilitator. Third, RBF is an open architecture that complements and strengthens any other method a leader, manager, consultant, facilitator, or supervisor already uses. It specifically helps people map what they already know and do, empowering them to use what they know and do better - for better results more consistently and more frequently. The 2nd Edition has been updated and reformatted for improved reading.

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