JD Solomon’s Book, Facilitating with FINESSE, Helps Young Professionals Improve Careers
Leading groups to solutions that are created and accepted requires a proven approach.
I sat down with Ray Moore to discuss my newest book, Facilitating with FINESSE: How to How to Lead Others to Successful Business Solutions. These are the three middle questions that discuss what inspired me to write the book. The book focuses heavily on helping young professionals move their careers from good to great.
Ray: Can everyone be a successful facilitator?
JD: That is one of the messages. A storyline in the book is about the epic journey of someone who comes to understand what effective facilitation means. Once professionals like project managers and subject matter experts understand what effective facilitation means, better decisions can be made about who and how we facilitate.
Ray: Why is great facilitation important?
JD: How the sessions are facilitated impacts the results of the techniques and applications we use. Leading a group to solutions that are created, understood, and accepted by all requires a proven approach.
Ray: What inspired you to write the book?
JD: Throughout my career, I have been a type of human bridge between groups like technical staff and senior management or engineering and operations. I have seen a lot of good facilitation and a lot of bad facilitation. As I facilitator, I have learned and sharpened my own facilitation. This book shares some of the key things I have learned over the years.
Look for more questions, and deeper insights, from the Ray Moore interview in future short-form articles.
JD Solomon is the founder of Communicating with FINESSE, a not-for-profit community of technical professionals dedicated to being highly effective communicators and facilitators.
JD Solomon’s newest book, Facilitating with FINESSE: How to How to Lead Others to Successful Business Solutions, will be available on Amazon.com on May 31, 2023.