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Homo Ludens

We recognize "The playful man" as part of SF. We share ideas and experiences, explore playfulness as a practical tool and as a theoretical concept.

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Symbols and metaphors

This picture of the playing man illustrating this group is a pentagram from a Tarot card. It symbolizes "change, illumination and enlightment" and "change through positive thinking". What could be a better symbol for this group? ;-)

The great picture below was passed on by Riccardo. It's called "Ultima femminile" and can certainly put your thoughts right outside the box! Read on the comment wall how Riccardo uses it in his work.

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Play and creativity

I post here a video cos the speaker, Tim Brown shows a lot of the advantages of playfulnes in processes, when people want to come up with new and useful ideas.he's not only talking, actually, but…Continue

Tags: thinking with your hands, trust, playfulnes, perspective, creativity

Started by Katalin Hankovszky Mar 27, 2011.

Solution building (instead of problem solving ;)): King Akbar and the cord 2 Replies

Once upon a time Akbar, the King of India, wanted to prove the talent of his ministers. Up to their biggest surprise he stretched a cord in front of them and gave the task: 'Who of you can shorten…Continue

Tags: story, solutionbuilding

Started by Katalin Hankovszky. Last reply by Andre Burki Mar 7, 2010.

today World-Play-Day 2 Replies

HI, did you know, that today is WORLD-PLAY-DAY?This were some people in Germany who created it last year (does the world know that?) and there's an invitation for today to play at surprising/unusual…Continue

Tags: awareness, surpise, today, play

Started by Katalin Hankovszky. Last reply by Andre Burki May 29, 2009.

Tango 14 Replies

I'm going to learn to dance tango in a couple of weeks. According to Marco this is very SF. I believe Louis Caufman would agree with him. Does anyone have an experience of using it in a workshop…Continue

Started by Lina Skantze. Last reply by Marco Matera May 23, 2009.

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Comment by Barbara Baudissard on March 22, 2011 at 15:41

My favourite words are Leonardo's one "The movement is life"... and I add... the best movement is "to play"... I think that when we discovery an other time how to play, we discover how to live

Comment by Katalin Hankovszky on June 9, 2009 at 15:40
Dear Lina answering your wrapping up question on the list: with this here you already worked at Interlaken SOL-Conference I would choose it cos it allow's besides other activities on team/organisational level the appreciation of individual contributions/steps warmly, Kati
Comment by riccardo benardon on February 17, 2009 at 12:33
hi lina
I don't know how to send you the pic
if you wish it, my address is;
Comment by riccardo benardon on February 17, 2009 at 10:25
yes i know, the sol world reject attachment with jpeg
do you have an e-mail ?
Comment by Lina Skantze on February 17, 2009 at 10:15
No, I didn't recieve it - where did you post it?
Comment by riccardo benardon on February 17, 2009 at 9:46
did you received the pic ?
do you like it ?
I use it for the start up of the session in order to stimulate feed-backs and feed-forewards and to support the first dyalogs on the importance to use the right (male and femal) brain in the management.
for this goal we developed two workshops called "rigth brain marketing" and "rigth brain management"
Comment by Lina Skantze on February 17, 2009 at 9:04
I see! Good casting :-)

Tell us more about the female last dinner!!
Comment by riccardo benardon on February 17, 2009 at 8:44
an example:
Character and Mgmt Style

Giulio Cesare (Antonio) - The political mgr – Manipulation through words
Amleto - The introspective, The analytic
Macbeth -Cognitive mapping
Giulio Cesare (Antonio) - The strategist
Enrico V - Leader
Riccardo III - The boss
Macbeth - The ambitious – the calculator
Giulio Cesare - Manipolatore - stratega
The tempest - Going Meta
Antonio e Cleopatra - Right brain versus left - Integrationof different abilities and competences
and I am usually Corto Maltese (Hugo Pratt) do you know him ? in my show-session
Comment by Lina Skantze on February 17, 2009 at 8:18

That sounds really interesting! I would love to learn more about it!
I alos know a consultant who uses Shakespeare in her organizational work. She does it mainly as inspiration, telling the stories and drawing parallels to modern times and their organization. In other words she doesn't really engage the participants physically in the process.
Comment by riccardo benardon on February 17, 2009 at 6:09
great Idea lina
I like a lot this approach
I am a change manager and I support managers in their change mgmt projects
I often use shakespeare characters or Corto Maltese and so on, in order to play different leadership styles in the company
I have found a very impressive "ultima cena" (last dinner) of leonardo da vinci but in a femal version, very effective in my right brain management sessions and in team building meeting.
if you desire I can send it to you.

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