For some time, we’ve had discussions with people that made us think, “Wow, that would make a good podcast.” We’ve just dropped the first episode, and invite you to give a listen. At least to start, we’re not focusing on long, interview-style discussions. If those can be likened to a relaxed meal with friends, think…

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Next Tuesday we launch the “next edition” of our online course, Building an Agile Economy. Every leader in every community and region needs to be thinking now about how to build a resilient, agile economy that can survive, even thrive, in the next big challenge – even as we’re still in the midst of the…

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Today we’re launching a free one-week course: Conversations that Matter – An Introduction to Agile Leadership. If you’ve been thinking about taking one of other online courses, this will give you a taste of our approach – while helping you develop an important skill: evaluating the conversations you have and identifying opportunities for improving them.…

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In Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership, we describe a set of specific practices that anyone can use to foster collaborative conversations – especially when facing challenging times, when the road ahead seems anything but straight. Now, we’re unveiling a companion to the book: an online course to help you explore the skills in…

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Who would have imagined a few months ago that (for many of us) all of our work would happen from in front of screens in our homes? That’s where we find ourselves. The need for us to collaborate has never been greater – whether in our organizations or globally. And yet, our set of tools…

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We’re finding more and more value in the concept of “strategic diversity” – that is, the way in which team members’ cognitive preferences shape their roles on the team. Learning how to optimize that diversity can take your team from average to a true “innovating network” that can solve the toughest challenges. The AEM-Cube(TM) –…

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Many of us work not only work with complex ideas, we need to explain them to others in clear, compelling ways. We’re rolling out a new offering to help. The best ideas and solutions paint a picture of a future that others can see, others can feel. They allow us to envision that future state…

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We’re rolling out a new tool: Strategic Diversity. Strategic Diversity builds on the idea of the S-Curve. As we discuss in our workshops, an S-Curve is a useful model for thinking about change. One example we frequently use is “your grandparents’ economy” (eg, the heydey of heavy industry) vs. “our grandchildren’s economy” (eg, digital and…

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Last week, we released a paper, along with a presentation at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference. From 2013-2016, we worked with the Pathways program of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). Pathways was an effort to create a “tipping point” for the inclusion of innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) in undergraduate…

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