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  1. 1. Choices www.create‐
  2. 2. Read each set of choices.   Write down the correct answer  from each choice set.  www.create‐
  3. 3. Cold          or Blue www.create‐
  4. 4. Up in the  Down on  Air             or the Ground  www.create‐
  5. 5. Metal       or Cloth www.create‐
  6. 6. Stars        or Planets www.create‐
  7. 7. Green      or Red www.create‐
  8. 8. Snow       or White www.create‐
  9. 9. Stripes    or Plaid www.create‐
  10. 10. www.create‐
  11. 11. • How did you make your choices? • What criteria was used? • Who is accountable for the choices you  made? • What led you towards your choices? • Why? • Does that ever happen at work? • Now that you have seen the goal; what is  your reaction to your choices? • Supply an example of how people may  operate and choose from unclear criteria  and understanding of goals? • What causes that to happen? • What about this activity can we use in our  current organizations and teams?   www.create‐
  12. 12. Hire Create-Learning Need experiential and hands-on ways to create lasting memories and content in your programs / workshops / and lessons. Mike is your answer. He will create and develop customized activities and simulations for what you need. Contact Mike Mike will come to you to facilitate the action learning and processing, or can just send you a document with videos and photos of how to do everything you need. Mike will make you a success and your next meeting and training program better than ever. www.create‐
  13. 13. Purpose: To illustrate vision and the need for everyone on the team to have the same understanding of the end goal. Set-up: Scrap paper (blank page in workbook, notepad, etc.) and pencil/pen for each participant. Writing surface for each participant. Activity: Without providing any forewarning or foreshadowing, ask participants to take out a piece of paper and a writing utensil. Tell them, "I am going to show some pairs of words or phrases. For each set, please select the correct word or phrase. There is a correct word or phrase in each set.“ Show the power point slides. Read each set of choices a couple of times. Answer questions by simply saying write down the correct answer. This will frustrate some people (a good processing point that sometimes we get frustrated when we don't understand where we are going - or don't have the complete picture). Choices (correspond to the presentation) Cold or blue Up in the Air or Down on the ground Metal or cloth Stars or planets Green or red Snow or White Stripes or Plaid After you have finished select a couple of people and have them read their answers and tell them how many they got correct. Ask how people felt (frustrated, confused, didn't make sense). Ask if anybody knows the answer - often times one or two people will have figured it out. If not, show the slide of the US Flag. Now quickly run through the choices - with the whole class responding out loud. Processing: How easy those choices are if everyone shares the same vision. How do we take that back to the workplace (project, team, etc.) How it eliminates frustration and anybody who shares the vision can take more complex decisions and make the "right" choice by just focusing on which decision aligns with the vision. Variations: I have used company mission and value statements as the choices. For example one choice would be actual wording from their organizations mission or value statement and the other choice would be from a competitor or the total opposite of what their mission or vision statement is. This variation hits home that not very many people in organizations know that their company has a mission statement. Originally from; Rick Hicks, Randy Smith Training School www.create‐