(Gratuitous Picture Of Yourself A Lifetime Ago Wednesday)
You know, back in my day you could hang out around the McDonald’s Playplace with a zoom lens and no one called you “Creepy.”
And squinting was big in the 90s. I swear.
GPOY-Embrace The Widow’s Peak Edition!
National Bow Tie Day 2013!
"I think my head might be a little too big for a bow tie."
"I think your head might be a little to big for a railroad tie."
As I start to wrap up this look back, here’s one on my old leadership posts. In the future, posts like this will live on my leadership/training focused tumblr at anthonygiffen.tumblr.com
Most individuals imagine their value to their organization is greater than it likely is.“This place would fall apart without me!”
Most organizations tend to underestimate the value of the individuals in their organization.“No one is irreplaceable. Our success is the result of the combined efforts of the team, not of any one or two individuals.”
The true value of an individual to the team usually lies somewhere in between, but it is the gap between the perceptions that is the biggest problem.
The bigger the gap, the bigger the problem.
All people want is to be recognized and appreciated appropriately for the work that they do. As both a leader and as a member of other leaders’ teams, I have seen that leaders who can narrow or close this “perceived value gap” will see measurable increases in productivity, higher retention rates, and much higher morale.
GPOYWAEAWIW (Gratuitous Picture Of Yourself With An Enormous Anthropomorphized Water Ice Wednesday)
GPOYW Dying Words “I have only one regret in life. That I didn’t buy those sunglasses with the mustache dangle” Edition. #mustache (at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk)
Throwback Thursday: “I Peaked In The Nineties And Never Knew It” Edition
At last check there are about ten spots left open for those who want to see me LIVE!!!!! Come be entertained and enlightened. :-)
“Improvisation for the Facilitator”
Thursday, June 27, 2013
5:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Location: Crowne Plaza - Orlando
The rules and tools used by improvisational performers on stage allow them to create dynamic, original content in the moment in front of live audiences. While the thought of getting up on stage without a script terrifies most of us, the truth is we all live our lives “up on a stage without a script” every single day. So the rules and tools used by improvisational performers just might help all of us feel a little more comfortable being “in the moment” in our workplaces.
In this session, Anthony Giffen will lead participants through improvisational warm-ups, exercises, and simple games in a safe, embarrassment free environment (No, you won’t be brought up on a stage!). Anthony will also illustrate how training and and development professionals can transfer improvisational theater skills to improve facilitation in classroom and meeting environments.
Anthony Giffen is a Learning and Development Consultant who has been leveraging his background in improvisational theater in a variety of human resources, theme park operations, consulting, and training roles for the past fifteen years. He has a loyal social media following and his leadership tumblr can be found at anthonygiffen.tumblr.com.
Throwback Thursday: “No, Being Able To Zoom In And Pull Out The Details Wouldn’t Make Young Ag Look Any Less Dorky So Let’s Just Let It Go” Edition.
And it’s nice to see the always great early 80s photography choice of framing your subjects so that they at the same time seem tiny and yet still dwarf and obstruct an 180 foot tall architectural icon.