An introduction ice-breaker, also for people who know each other.
It is also useful to tie into with leadership themes throughout the seminar.
BeforeNo pre-work required.
May refer to metaphors in NLP terms
Frame and set-up the ice-breaker in such a way that technical people, who just maybe possibly are not used to communicating in metaphors, can value the exercise and easily come up with a metaphor. Tie in with leadership themes throughout the seminar or facilitated event.
Ask the group to take a minute and think of a metaphor or symbol for themselves as a leader. Then they can introduce themselves to others in the group speaking as their metaphor (associating into the metaphor in NLP terms). For example, "I am a lighthouse. I shine out so people on their journeys have a reference and can find their way."
Follow-Up Required: none
Source: Arline Davis