Each person introduces him/herself with some relevant data - and a word that describes him/her that starts with the same letter as the letter that starts his/her first name. It breaks the ice in a direct way and is fun. If an individual is stuck, others are allowed to help. The exercise allows people to see each other in a new light. It doesn't take too long, you can use the data in a variety of ways i.e., how long you've been doing it the old way - patterns developed are hard to change - that's why we are here - etc.