Friday, 1 April 2011

Quotes on Facilitation

Here's the next section of quotes from my book 1000 Great Quotations for Business, Management & Training

A Zen master once asked an audience of Westerners what they thought was the most important word in the English language. After giving his listeners the chance to think about such favourites as love, truth, failure and so on, he said, ‘No, it’s a three letter word: it’s the word let. Let it be. Let in happen.’
W Timothy Gallwey, US author (b. 1938)

There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.
Warren Bennis, US academic, management author (b. 1925)

Warren Bennis

What we call leadership consists maily of knowing how to follow. The wise leader stays in the background and facilitates other people’s process.
John Heider, US management author (b. 1960)

There are no problem people, only problem facilitators, who can’t cope with energy and creativity.
Trevor Bentley, UK facilitator, author


  1. I love your quote from Trevor. Though I should mention that he is my business partner and co-facilitator. He is based in the UK and Australia not the US.

  2. Thanks for taking the trouble to say so,Howard. I think I already knew Trevor was British, so the mistaken natality was a slip of the key. I'll correct it, with gratitude for your comment.