The Facilitative Way: Leadership That Makes the Difference

By Priscilla H. Wilson
Kathleen Harnish
Joel Wright
Published Friday, 16 December 2011

Do you want people in your organization, department or team to work together more effectively? Are you interested in learning skills to improve communication between you and your coworkers?Facilitative leadership is essential at every level of an organization. By learning the art and science of thinking talking and acting together, you can ensure a more productive and satisfying working environment. The Facilitative Way includes five approaches to working together effectively:• MOBILIZE ENERGY to see innovative thinking and stimulate strategic action.• ORCHESTRATE INTERACTIONS to practice building collaborative relationships and create a supportive environment.• GENERATE REFLECTION to promote questioning and listening and expand learning.• IGNITE ACTION to challenge comfort zones, create ownership and channel actions.• CAPTURE LEARNING to sustain a rewarding learning environment.What people are saying:“It is obvious that those who wrote this book have been through the fire of facilitating change. Anyone wanting to tanke his or her organization on a change process would find no better guide than The Facilitative Way.- Brian Stanfield, Author, The Courage to Lead – Transform Self, Transform Society, Toronto, Canada“Wilson, Harnish and Wright have created a masterpiece in grasping what is involved in leading facilitatively. A variety of examples throughout demonstrate the real-world applicability of this marvelous handbook.”- R. Bruce Williams, Author, More than 50 Ways to Build Team Consensus, Chicago, Illinois“The Facilitative Way: Leadership That Makes the Difference belongs on everyone’s desk. Reading this book will enhance your strategic thinking, facilitative skill, and reflective practices – all critical to effectively working with others.”- Diane C. Duffy, J.D. Senior Management Consultant, Ohio University’s Voinvovich Center for Leadership & Public Affairs, Athens, Ohio