An Exercise to Develop Initiative: Possible Dream?


  • Douglas L. Micklich
  • Gretchen N. Vik


"At the 1999 Philadelphia ABSEL meeting, Alan Cudworth conducted a team exercise workshop during which we were to begin developing an exercise. Four, then two, of our group of seven continued working on our exercise, and this paper describes that work-in-progress as follows: Alan Cudworth’s exercise assignment and our responses; research on self-motivation or initiative; and an individual exercise to foster initiative (based on exercises developed by Heermann). This is definitely a work in progress, based on the 1999 Philadelphia session. ABSEL is not unique in encouraging further work on research projects, but having such a large group of exercises begun one year for presentation at the next year’s conference is a very creative idea and we are interested in how others also developed their exercises. "