ERIS WEAVER

Facilitator & Group Process Consultant

I’m now into Month 3 in my quest to do something new every day. My birthday in February was quite delightful – I let go of my control freak ways and let my wife plan an entire day of newness. I never knew what was next until it happened. It was a blast! Here are […]

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My New Year’s Resolution to do something new everyday garners interesting reactions. Some question my rules. (What happens if you skip a day, do you have to make it up? Do you plan them out a week ahead of time? You did three different kinds of different puzzles, does that really count as three things […]

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My approach to New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 has been heavily influenced by the book I Dare Me by LuAnn Cahn. For an entire year, Cahn did something new every day – something she had either never done before in her life, or had not done since childhood. I’m not sure why this idea has […]

Meetings and presentations are a necessary part of doing business; too often they are dry, boring, unfocused, or simply unproductive. Gain a strategic edge by sharing your vision and creatively engaging your audience using visual facilitation tools. Why rely on words and text for so much of our group work and communication when 75 percent […]

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This morning I am inspired by a poem by my dear friend David Christopher, author of The Holy Universe. Mind your stories. Mind your stories; question them often. Nourish those that serve. Change those that do not. Far easier said than done, yes? For many of our darker stories have cut grooves in the primordial […]

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In this TedX talk, my colleague Brandy Agerbeck describes five steps to using visual & spatial tools for shaping your thinking. I love her combination of both flip charts and PowerPoint. I love the simplicity of her outfit. I love the way she uses the space onstage. I love her visual mnemonic, using the fingers […]

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When we try to improve or invent a product or process, we often get stuck in negativity: “Oh, no that won’t work!” Part of the problem is that we need to separate out IDEATION from EVALUATION. These are two different mental processes, using our right and left brain hemispheres, and we can’t do them both […]

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As a facilitator, I am always pushing my clients to put announcements and reports into a memo and reserve their F2F meeting time for the things that people in groups do best: generate ideas, make decisions, solve problems, plan strategy. So I am always interested in new methods for ideation and problem-solving. Daniel Pink’s blog […]

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More toys!

By: Eris Weaver | Date: February 20, 2012 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

I am a big believer in the power of play. Children aren’t the only ones who benefit – we all are able to learn and create more effectively when we approach our tasks in a spirit of playful inquiry. I frequently use graphic and manipulative tools with my clients – one group in particular has […]

Business Lessons from Improv

By: Eris Weaver | Date: January 19, 2012 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

I was really tickled to come across this list of Improv Tricks That Will Make You a Better Business Person.  One of my declarations – “Don’t work at it, play with it!” – comes from the life lessons I’ve learned from years of studying, practicing, performing,and teaching improv. Stop for a moment and think of […]

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