Tuesday, January 29, 2013


The word, "facilitate" is a rather cold, unexciting word. But I've grown to love what it stands for. In fact, I think we could use a lot more of that and lot less complaining, finger-pointing, judging, commiserating and whining in the world.

If you are a manager, why not choose to facilitate your people to work together better, to run their business a little better and to see the good in what they're doing?

If you are a creative person, why not facilitate your team or your customers or the world into seeing how something can be even more inspiring or how a problem truly can be solved and make everybody even happier?

If you are a teacher, why not facilitate your fellow teachers in how they can engage and motivate their students to become great?

A facilitator makes things happen, brings people together, calms things down when they're too electric, and does it all without drawing attention to himself or herself. We need more of that.

I think if you feel you have an under-appreciated job and would like a little more love, be a facilitator. As funny as it may seem, you will elevate yourself by helping others achieve.

Barry LaBov
LaBov Marketing Communications and Training


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