Maverick at play – the Play Pop Up is run by The Playful Creative Summit. Last year I was delighted to be interviewed by David Chislett on bringing Maverick Leadership to the world. The interview explored what play and creativity means in this context. It’s an interesting conversation with David posing conversations that I’ve never considered before!
I love being challenged to think in new ways, do tell me what you think about the interview.
You can see the video here.
There are lots of benefits for allowing play in the workplace, both for the employee and the organisation. It’s remarkable that leadership teams find it necessary to reduce work to a ‘serious endeavour’, disallowing the lighter, more playful attitude. It is even more distressing when you consider that a lot of the work is now taking place with the added stress and calls for productivity.
It is now that it makes sense to consider the need for ‘serious play’ in the workplace. Maverick style! (Check out the video below to see what I mean).
Play can reduce stress and increase employee health. It’s also a great way to improve and nurture the relationships between co-workers (especially whilst there are a lot of people working from home). Having a playful (albeit not frivolous) attitude to work reduces conflicts and promotes creativity and innovation. There are many benefits to play …
Maverick at play – the Play Pop Up
Following the success of my session in April 2020 David asked me to take part in one of their popular Play Pop Ups, that they introduced in October 2020. These Pop Ups are designed to whet your appetite for the 2021 Playful Creative Summit where there will be entirely new set of play
This is how my Pop Up was advertised:
“Breaking habits and finding new ways to do things can be hard! Right now, we’re all having to do a lot of that as working from home, digital networking and collaborating online become day-to-day events.
This is why the Maverick Leadership specialist Judith Germain – The Mindful Maverick is joining us for the next Playful Creative Pop Up event at 21:00CET on 2 December.
Judith defines Mavericks as ‘wilfully independent’ people and sees the role of Mavericks as making our world a better place.
During this Pop-Up, Judith will encourage you to embrace your Maverick side with thought experiments, exercises and examples that will get you thinking outside the rule book and towards a better future.
Do the words ‘Status Quo’ (no, not the band!) give you the shivers? Do you think most things could be done better? Then this is the session for you.
Come and discover how to embrace and harness that part of you that wants to break it all down and start over”.
This is what David said afterwards …
“Judith was our special guest at the December 2020 Playful Creative PopUp event.
As a speaker from the Summit in 2020, Judith brings a gravitas tinged with humour that is ideal for interactive, online presentations. During this pop up she shared openly and freely, answering questions and getting our audience to really think!
Judith’s naturally relaxed and humorous style enabled some deep conversations while ensuring the theory of the matter was brought across”.David Chislett
Curious? You can watch the video below sans the breakout groups …
You can find out more about the rest of the Playful Pop Ups and the 2021 Playful Creative Summit, here.