The Dojo: May Podcast, #6 - Edge Experience Role-Playing

Mark Morey

Mark Morey is dedicated to helping business leaders achieve healthy, functioning, and self-sustaining organizational cultures by harnessing the authentic and powerful principles of nature.


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Roberto Monge
Sr. Cloud Solutions
Engineer at RightScale
San Louis Obispo

Glimpse of this month's call

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Dojo #6 Call Summary

This month, the dojo engages in a breakout group, exploring the art of questioning while holding the awareness (looking through the lens) of their assigned archetypal directional roles on a team. Each of the roles has a unique and also complimentary set of tasks to the rest of the team.  These roles are not only tasks but a ‘lens of awareness’ through which to view the same situation, providing diverse perspectives, mindfulness and ultimately resilience for the team and the event experience.  This system can be applied in a variety of settings from a 45 minute meeting to a weekend company retreat.  It’s very effective.


“We’ve learned to use these “lenses” as roles on a team” –Mark Morey


“@@We’ve learned to use these “lenses” as roles on a team.@@ ” –?

“@@Great demonstration of why this process works – it’s because it’s universal and allows everyone’s individual expression to come through that archetype.@@ ” –Mark

“@@It took me awhile to realize over the years the difference between North and West, because they both seemed like they were running the show, but that’s a really good example of how West is right there in the moment running the show, and North has got West’s back. North is one layer back observing how the team is functioning. @@ " –Mark


Key Takeaways

When roles are unclear, this framework can help organize a group of people

3-Foot Toss, or The Edge Experience: Mentoring technique; a way of provoking edge-of-your-seat performance. Comfort isn’t ultimately the goal of leadership or team performance, it’s being on your edge


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