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I'm running a team build session and part of the session I will be using Steve Covey's Circles of Influence and Concern

I was wondering if anyone out there can help with an exercise I could add in to help bring the model to life.



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  • Hi Charles, This sounds exciting, however with my 'copyright' head on I don't think you are able to deliver this, Stephen Covey's material is protected by Franklin Covey's copyright and I hear they are fierce in protecting this. So, I'd suggest using areas to depict the theme without referencing the model or Stephen Covey's name. For example, you could get people to write on post it notes answers to the question 'what bothers you' and get them to stick these on the wall. Then I'd suggest you create 'zones' such as 'Can change', 'Can influence', 'Outside of my change or influence zone'. I'd then suggest they move their post it notes into the 'zones'. You can mark the zones by using white tape on the floor or similar markers. 

    I hope this helps


    • Hi Zoe.

      Appreciate the heads up on the copyright, It never even came into my head. I'll ensure that I remove any reference.Thanks also for the exercise suggestion.



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