Build Your Leadership "Why" with Bricks
In a new survey about future jobs, creativity is thought to be the third most important skill needed for business success. Lego® Serious® Play facilitator Megan Oteri helped business students at the Campbell University Lundy-Letterman School of Business have fun improving their creativity skills.
Dr. Mishra invited Lego® Serious® Play facilitator Megan Oteri to facilitate a Lego® Serious® Play workshop in her management and communication/
Ms. Oteri led the students through several prompts to spur their thinking and get their hands moving. She encouraged them not to "have a conversation with themselves" as a way to stall, but to jump right in as "our hands will show us what we are thinking." Students quickly remembered how much fun it is to build with Legos, many sharing stories of their first Lego sets as they were growing up, noting, "I like how it really sparked creativity; there was no right or wrong way to build. It helped you understand your team members better in a fun way." Students could see that Ms. Oteri also reinforced communication and collaboration in this activity saying "I like that it encouraged individuality while also creating an atmosphere for positive team collaboration!"
Students enjoyed this so much that Megan was invited back to kick off the Campbell University Lundy-Fetterman Business School student leadership series, "Leading with Your Why." Student leaders from the Business School worked in teams to create a shared model of an ideal team. Renee Green, Student Success Coordinator, commented on how proud she was of the students for their thoughtful models and how engaged they were in the workshop. "I've been telling everyone in the Business School how engaging and inspiring this workshop was for our students."
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