I received as a gift from a coach a card deck of quotes and questions. There is a quote on one side and several questions on the other side that challenge us about the quote. Quite clever, I thought.
Earlier this month, I used the card deck with a client at a staff retreat. I pulled 10 cards from the deck of 50 that were relevant to the purpose for the retreat – deepening our understanding of each other. They did 3 rounds in pairs, each pair selecting one card and dialoguing about the questions for 10 minutes. Then, we came together to find out what they learned about each other and how do the quotes and questions speak to where they are as an organization.
We started first from a personal perspective and then related to the cards from an organizational perspective. Here is an example from one card that was selected:
Quote: “Nothing is more desirable than to be released from affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a CRUTCH.” (James Baldwin) [Read more…]