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CHAPTER FOUR

Understanding the Theories That Guide Our Actions

This chapter is about the most fundamental work in facilitation: the internal work you do with yourself to help a group as much as you can. I discuss how the way you think can lead you to act less effectively than you would like, and what you can to do to fundamentally change your thinking so that you can better help groups become more effective.

THE CHALLENGE

Facilitation is difficult work because it is mentally demanding, cognitively and emotionally. Many of us espouse core values similar to those of the Skilled Facilitator approach and embody them, we hope effectively, in a variety ...

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