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February 11, 2019 at 10:28 pm #12782
Brilliant Johan! Thanks for reminding us of the deep and diverse theoretical roots of LSP.
Our time at the Imagination Lab in Lausanne was always memorable and remarkable — thank you for your patience with a simple American as we brought LSP into the world.
It is astonishing to me that LSP started as *strictly* a 3-day “Real Time Strategy” workshop and has grown into its current open-source operating system with thousands of apps running on it around the world.
You and Bart should both be proud papa’s.December 20, 2018 at 3:43 pm #12503
Well said, Thierry. This guy is not mature enough to play seriously.
When we first started putting LEGO Serious Play into the market in 2001, it became clear that LSP was NOT for everybody in every organization.
Facilitating LSP workshops with 7500 people since 2001 proves out 100% of the time “you learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Although Plato did not actually write this, it is a universal truth – the business value of LSP is deep learning about your team and co-creating many possible correct solutions.October 21, 2017 at 12:04 am #10046August 6, 2017 at 11:39 pm #9685
Arjan: I’ve tried this a few times, but the range of solutions does not include one that truly engages all participants, and often feels forced. I typically lead a more conventional de-brief about common threads and themes that emerge during the stories; comparing individual models of “how we are today” to group models of “us at our best” reveals the gap, and often leads to the focus areas for future development/improvement.
JodyJune 15, 2017 at 7:24 pm #9229
hey Luca: it’s true – that specific line does not appear in The Republic, or in any of Plato’s other writings. Despite that, I have continued to use it in my workshop introductions, with the modifier of “
A Google search reveals thousands of mis-attributions, including from prestigious academic journals.
That does not make it correct, but Plato did circle this issue in The Republic, largely in the context of educating children.
The fact is this is a common-sense understanding from anyone who has observed human interactions, and it just needs some historical credibility…
jodyFebruary 5, 2017 at 1:39 am #8384
Thank you, Dieter: very inspiring.
I am working on a series like this here in my pro-Trump state (Tennessee) from my pro-Hillary city (Nashville), and the current challenge has nothing to do with LSP. Getting the right mix of people there is difficult, with a lot of mistrust on all sides. Working through churches looks promising, but also misses some who “need” this the most, and implies a certain perspective.
The primary model and story would likely focus on the very abstract concept of Democracy. Regardless of your vote, it is clear that American democracy is broken — and is something we need to work on together. *btw, the USA is actually a republic, so we would have to clear that up at the start… ;-)
will keep you up to date…December 9, 2016 at 6:53 pm #8144
I have facilitated LSP workshops for over 6000 people since 2000, including large groups of top leadership and pharma companies. “Think With Your Hands” — http://www.thinkwithyourhands.com?lbd — is my typical 3-hour workshop in a setting like you describe. I am based in Nashville, and about the same flight distance as Gabriel.
Please reach out if “Think With Your Hands” feels like a good tool to support your leadership outcomes – I’m certain we can design something memorable and meaningful together!
JodyFebruary 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm #1888
According to Per’s January posts, the Landscape Kit is now available – building your own seems like a LOT of extra work…June 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm #1842
Eli: that is a terrific design.
Carlos: are there limitations on time?
what other logistical constraints do you have?
Sounds like the biggest challenge will be the *personal* SGPs you describe as “key” – that may be just a personal reflection time; I am not sure that can happen in the group setting…July 14, 2010 at 12:02 am #1749
Hello Eli: Sounds like a tremendous experiment — I’m happy to be a guinea-pig if you need a control group :-) . In the small world of LSP, your partner Joyce picked me up at the Lausanne train station on my first LSP trip to Europe way back in January 2001, so I am well acquainted with the shores of Lake Geneva.
The boundaries I mention are about the process and documentation and how LSP grows and evolves. LEGO has been through this with Mindstorms, and the result was that it became a much bigger phenomenon than was possible with a proprietary, protectionist approach. I believe the same thing will happen with LSP, in that LEGO will sell a lot more LSP sets, but where do (can?) facilitators tap the open-source process?
cheers to you and Joyce!