This exercise was co-created as part of a collaboration day between myself and Paul Goddard
Timing: 15-30 minutes
Materials: (Optional) Pre-printed photographs of 10-15 celebrities. Try and get a range of celebrities including controversial (Lance Armstrong), old (Nelson Mandela), difficult (Stephen Hawking), young (Justin Bieber)
Instructions: Set the scene that there is a cruise-liner with a number of famous people on-board who are now in mortal danger as the boat has hit an iceberg and is sinking. We don’t know how long it will be until the boat has sunk but the good news is that we have a rescue boat and be heroes by rescuing them. The bad news is that our rescue boat is small and we can only rescue one person at a time.
The task is to, as a team, put the celebrities in the order in which you would rescue them. Set them a time limit of 10 minutes
Variation: Instead of pre-printing the celebrities, ask each person to think of a famous person (that is still alive) and write their name on an index card