We are loving the innovation that the members and facilitators are bringing into meetings, and we encourage everyone to try new formats and ideas with your team.
In the last month teams have been white water rafting during their meeting, some thought fishing in the evening would be a productive thing to do, one team brought in outside members to bolster the discussion, and one regional team has chosen to move to a strategic level, while others have changed the start and finish times to add more flexibility. All with great results, so please keep stretching and challenging the model.
Plus there have been some big topics put up on host days. Topics that have a national impact. I was fortunate enough to be invited to Auckland recently to join the CQ team Blackadders who were being hosted by Brook Weatherwell. The focus of the day was on the Pocket Project, a movement I had never heard of before, that has huge aspirations to heal the wounds of past traumas. I won’t go into detail here as I am about to have a follow up session in December with a wider group, but my gut feeling is this project will have hugely positive ramifications for New Zealand. I will keep you all posted going forward.
So here’s my big innovation for November - I would love you to email me a song that best sums up your experience of CQ for 2017, and why. These are going to be published in the December newsletter.
And to kick off, Dr Kate White has begun the list with ‘Jump’ by the Pointer Sisters, because her team has encouraged her to focus on her work-life balance, and she been out competing in show hunter on her horse as a result.