You will all know by now my love for cheesy 80’s films and how they often appear in my retrospectives.
I have now created one based upon the film the Karate kid. I thought this film was epic when I was younger and used to watch it all the time. All these remakes don’t do me any favours in the old age stakes when I say ‘I remember and prefer the original!’ As usual I have downloaded the soundtrack and plan to use it for activity time boxes. Naturally the music is very motivating and I am hoping to get the team up and active. The main song is…’You're the best!’
I am still waiting for my all female team to bust out a retrospective on ‘Grease’ or ‘Dirty Dancing’! I suspect I will be waiting for some time.
I couldn’t resist having a little tweak of the wordings on this poster ‘She taught them the secret to scrum lies in the mind and heart. Not the hands’
One tip I always teach my mentees about running retrospective is ‘Never be the one at the front with the pen or post it notes in your hand’ You want your people up and active and get them to write, group or theme the post it notes or even write the actions. As a facilitator your biggest tools in the box is observation and the art of powerful questions. You need to be focussing on these.
If you want to learn more about running kick arse retrospectives, then feel free to get in contact with me, or ask me about when my next retrospectives course is running.
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