S3 EP2 - The Creative Power of Play with Alex Suchman

Season 3, Episode 2,   Oct 04, 2023, 07:13 AM

Gaming is often dismissed as being purely recreational, but it’s actually an highly effective tool for learning and team development.  Today, Alex Suchman joins me to dive into a topic that leaders often overlook.

Alex is the CEO and Co-founder of Barometer XP, a Games-as-a-Service company committed to creating positive impact through play. Its holistic, human-focused approach leverages fun and creative challenges to help teams build healthy relationships, elevate diverse perspectives, foster change, and catalyze innovation.

Alex is a woman on a mission to transform workplaces from the inside out.  I hope today’s episode inspires you to leverage the creative power of play.

Mentioned in this episode:
PMP: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/project-management-pmp
- Association for Talent Development conference (ATD23): https://atdconference.td.org/
- DISC Assessment: https://institutesuccess.com/assessment/disc/
- Myers-Briggs Personality Type: https://www.themyersbriggs.com/
- Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment: https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/254033/strengthsfinder.aspx
- "Using the Stages of Team Development" by Judith Stein: https://hr.mit.edu/learning-topics/teams/articles/stages-development
- "Research: Women are Better Leaders During a Crisis" by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman: https://hbr.org/2020/12/research-women-are-better-leaders-during-a-crisis
- "An 'Epidemic' of Loneliness Threatens Health of Americans, Surgeon General Says" by Margaret Osborne: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/an-epidemic-of-loneliness-threatenes-health-of-americans-surgeon-general-says-180982142/#:~:text=In%202021%2C%2049%20percent%20of,an%20almost%2070%20percent%20drop.

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