The Levelling Tool
- 1. The facilitator asks team members to stand quietly in a circle and to allow themselves to feel relaxed.
- 2. S/he asks them to visualise the team as a 'learning ecosystem' that is more important than its individual members.
- 3. S/he asks them to see themselves as (equally important) individual resources for the benefit of the whole.
- 4. S/he says:
- a) Close your eyes, stand as vertically, and as upright, as possible, then 'hold onto the experience'.
- b) Now, lean forward as far as possible without falling over.
- c) Return to your upright position and feel the difference.
- d) Now, lean backward as far as possible without falling over.
- e) Return to your upright position and feel the difference.
- 5. (The experience of standing upright denotes your state of calm readiness to contribute when needed.)
- 6. (The experience of leaning forward denotes your ability to fully commit to contributing what is needed).
- 7. (The experience of leaning backward denotes your sense that, in this moment, you should defer to others.
Date of Conception - Sunday 20th January 2008 - after a m21 discussion on Friday 18th January.
- This followed Julia's talk on co-authoring. The original method had been shown me by Otto, several years earlier.
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