by email@example.com | Jul 22, 2020 | Coaching, Creativity, Influence, Interests
Tangram is an ancient Chinese puzzle from the Song Dynasty.
The 7-piece puzzle is made up of three shapes, namely
- 1 square
- 1 parallelogram
- 5 triangles, coming in 3 different sizes
The objective of the activity to rearrange the puzzle pieces to form figures and all the pieces just be used without overlapping.
Tangrams are simple shapes combined to create complex pictures. Tangram could be used as a team-building activity tool for adults, to promote the benefits of effective communication, spatial awareness, collaboration, coaching, problem-solving, time management and teamwork.
The brain teaser activity could be divided into various levels of challenge that each team could embark on. Following are some weblinks where Tangrams are used as a learning activity for adults
Tangram is also a good alternative for charade or taboo.
Level 1 Tangram Challenge
At this level, there will be at least 1 or 2 shapes that stands-out in the figure.
Simple Debrief Question: How difficult was the activity for you? What communication challenges did you experience?
Level 2 Tangram Challenge
At this level, instead of completing the tangram puzzle independently. It would be a team activity.
Thought-provoking Debrief Question: Was it more difficult for you to communicate a design to your partner or to build the design that was communicated to you?
Level 3 Tangram Challenge
Option 1: Recreate the Tangram figures.
Option 2: Create your own Tangram figures!
Creativity is Intelligence having FUN!
by firstname.lastname@example.org | Mar 23, 2020 | Character, Coaching, Influence, Leadership
Do you have a dream? If yes, what is your dream? If no, why not?
Many dictionaries describe dreamers as someone who spend a lot of time thinking about and planning for things that they would like to happen but which are improbable or impractical. That does not sound very encouraging, does it?
Dream is more than just a word or some impractical thinking. Inspiring ConneXion has a dream to better the people that we meet; that marks the purpose of our existence and that is what we are good at. We want to encourage you to find your purpose, discover what you are good at and make an impact by living that purpose.
If you are already living your purpose, we want to work alongside you to increase your capabilities and influence. We want to inspire you to live and leave a legacy behind, and inspire others to do likewise!
If you have yet to discover or uncertain about your purpose, we want to walk this journey of DISCovery with you.
Well, you may think it is impossible.
We want to inspire you to VISUALISE THE IMPOSSIBLE!
- Take time to Define and Visualise your Impossible.
- Think deeper to Understand the Reality that makes it Impossible.
- Have a list of Options to turn the Impossible into a Reality.
- List the Potential Challenges and Obstacles.
- Prioritise the challenges and obstacles to overcome.
- Identify your Potential Coaches and Sources of Help.
- Ideate more Options with the help of others.
- Create a Master Plan to make the Impossible Possible.
- Create Minor Action Plans to path small successes.
- It is a Work in Progress so make necessary Alterations to Your Plans.
Wow, that is a lot of work, you may be thinking.
You are right!
The Dream is FREE but the Journey is NOT.
You have to pay a price if you want to turn the Impossible into a Reality.
Is it possible?
Well, instead of asking the question ‘Is it possible?’, why not ask
“Do you believe? Do you believe that you could do it?”
On the opposite side of personal beliefs are possibilities and opportunities. If you only believe.
It always seems impossible until it is done.