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LEGO ® Serious Play® 101

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A short introduction to LEGO Serious Play used at the begging of LSP workshop on entrepreneurship.

LEGO ® Serious Play® 101

  1. 1. ® ® Emad Saif Certified Facilitator Educator & Entrepreneur @esaif
  2. 2. 10:00 – 10:10 10:10 – 11:10 11:10 – 12:10 12:15 – 1:00 1:00 – 2:15 2:15 – 2:30
  3. 3. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing”
  4. 4. “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation”
  5. 5. ® ® LSP is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem solving technique for groups.
  6. 6. Participants are led through series of questions which go deeper and deeper Each participant builds a LEGO model in response to the question The LEGO models serve as basis for group discussion, knowledge sharing, problem solving and decision making ® ®
  7. 7. • Team building • Build a shared vision • Create a shared mindset about something • Unleashing creative thinking • Work out a solution to a shared problem • Constructive inculsive group discussions • One-on-one coaching and Team coaching • Much more ...
  8. 8. 20% participation in typical meetings 100% participation in LSP activities
  9. 9. It draws on extensive research and is based on the concept of “Hands-on-learning” When you start building with your hands 80% of your brain is activated Cortical homunculus
  10. 10. 5-10% 90-95% What we know we know What we don’t know we know LSP lowers the line I didn’t know I knew that!
  11. 11. ANXIOUS DIFFICULTY SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE BORED
  12. 12. Metaphors can serve as powerful tools leading us to think about our realities in a new or different ways. By unleashing our imagination to describe the world as we see it, metaphors help us form entirely new descriptions that might challenge assumptions and beliefs, revealing new possibilities. Trapped Victory
  13. 13. Why is ® ® special? Think with your hands Helps us make sense of complex info Based on scientific research Everybody builds, listens and tells stories 100% engagement 100% respect
  14. 14. CHALLENGE CONSTRUCTION SHARING REFLECTION I will ask you to build a metaphorical story that answers my question You all tell the group the story in your model You all build individually and give it meaning while you’re building Questions, insights and identification of patterns
  15. 15. • Rule 1: You can’t alter the model of someone else • Rule 2: You communicate through the model, not to the person who build the model • Rule 3: Question the model, not the person • Rule 4: You listen to every story • Rule 5: You must share your story
  16. 16. Just start building. Trust your hands. Let them pick the bricks they want. Look at the models shared. Use your visual sense to understand beyond what you see and hear. Use metaphors to express your ideas. Not about the bricks, but the metaphors and the meaning you give them.
  17. 17. ® ® Build a personal model of what “Entrepreneurship” means to you
  18. 18. emadsaif.com @esaif @esaif/in/emadsaif Lecturer & Coordinator of Entrepreneurship Emad Saif

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