ford-it-5Last month during one of my organizational Idea Mapping Workshops, this group of IT professionals from a large automotive company in southeastern Michigan showed off their new juggling skills, but have no intention of leaving their day job. By teaching a skill that participants doubt they will accomplish, it forces them to come face-to-face with their disbelief about their ability to learn. Disbelief can keep you from accomplishing many things in work and life. So the benefits of this activity include breaking through mental barriers, applying a learning model, a sense of accomplishment, and of course — learning to juggle!