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    Articles by David Jago

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    David Jago has more than 30 years experience in enabling effective participation and collaboration in the public, private and community sectors. He has worked in both urban and rural contexts, across Australia, East Timor and India. He uses the Technology of Participation™ (ToP) as the engine for his work as a certified ToP facilitator, an authorised ToP trainer and a qualified ToP assessor. His business, Smart Meetings, has been going since 2004.
    has written 6 articles for us.
  • Desperately seeking (successful) strategy

    Strategy, almost by definition is about the big picture. It’s about being comprehensive, across the whole landscape of issues and opportunities, trends and events. Where have you used strategic thinking and planning to help your project team open up a new future? asks David Jago.

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  • Questions from a project manager
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    Why would facilitative project managers be interested in the difficult art of questioning? David Jago says the quality of your questions is so important.

    “After all: garbage in, garbage out. An oldie but a goodie. If you start with crap data, it can only go downhill from there.”

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  • Dead horse strategies: when a project dies

    When you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.

    This fairly well known piece of humour, contrasts ‘Dakota tribal wisdom’ with what supposedly happens in the corporate, government, and non-profit world.

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  • Planning a project meeting
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    A well planned meeting requires a commitment to excellent outcomes based on good preparation and strong design skills. I’m using meeting here to mean any kind of project conversation where the outcome matters.

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