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Author: Marsha Acker

Marsha Acker is a professional facilitator, executive, and team coach. The founder and CEO of TeamCatapult, she uses systems thinking, structural dynamics, dialogue, and agility to help teams collaborate and align with clarity, purpose, and vision. Marsha is a facilitator of meaningful conversations, a host of dialogue, and a passionate agilist. Through her keynotes, books, workshop, and leadership coaching, she empowers people to grow their leadership range and show up authentically in their lives and work.

 

Marsha created a how-to guide for being an effective facilitator in The Art and Science of Facilitation: How to Lead Effective Collaboration with Agile Teams [January 2021]. Offering a guide to leaders in embracing the Five Guiding Principles of the Facilitation Stance, Marsha breaks down the self reflection and internal work required of anyone who is going to effectively lead others in collaboration — and, it all starts with you as the leader.

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The 5 Guiding Principles of Facilitation

Think about the biggest dilemma you’re currently facing in your business. What would it be like to gather your team and “think together” about the problem in such a way that new ideas emerge? What would it be like to gain new insight from your team’s collective wisdom and have the dilemma you’ve been noodling...