The Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance approach has been around for a couple of decades as a tool kit. It is been used by many corporations to train and build teams with enormous success. Now, David Sibbet, the gifted originator of graphic facilitation and organizational development guru, has written a marvelous book called Visual Teams: Graphic Tools for Commitment, Innovation, and High Performance. It not only summarizes the theory behind the team performance practice but gives detailed explanations and procedures for using the method. The book is the second volume in what appears to be a series on the use of the 21st-century tools of visual language to help groups and task forces work better together. The first book in the series, Visual Meetings, is already a runaway success in its field. What makes the book exceptional, is the proliferation of examples of actual business, government, and NGO cases in which the method has been used. Sibbet has created a dialect of visual language specially designed to move meetings along to successful conclusions. And it is not a shallow method either. It is based on a deep philosophical approach pioneered by Arthur Young, one of the inventors of the helicopter as well is a important perceiver and formulator of the philosophy of process and, human, biological, and physical. If this weren't enough, chapters 18 - 20 are worth the price of the book for their summarizing of how to hold virtual and multimedia conferences that are based around visualization.
Entrepreneur, Author, Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century
Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century