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2019 AURP Leadership Roundtable

2019 AURP Leadership Roundtable

If you've landed here after attending the 2019 AURP Leadership Roundtable in Atlanta on November 5, 2019, welcome! Here are a few ways to learn more about Strategic Diversity powered...
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Breaking the Grip of Silos

In a world in which networks create knowledge and value, leadership involves designing and guiding these networks. In most hierarchical organizations, the task involves breaking the grip of silos by...
Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership

Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership

A powerful online learning experience for organizational leaders Our companies, our communities, and our planet are facing unprecedented challenges - challenges that will not be solved by a small group...
Graduate Course: Collaborative Leadership & Agile Strategy

Graduate Course: Collaborative Leadership & Agile Strategy

SPRING 2020: ENGT 507 CRN 15817 | Mondays 6-8:50pm | KNOY B029 About the course Collaborative Leadership and Agile Strategy (ENGT 507) is offered both online and on the Purdue...
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Fostering Collaboration on a Local Level

Jacob Moses and I explore how city leaders can grow their economies by fostering collaboration on a local level, including how to find existing assets in your community, how to...
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Podcast for Economic and Community Developers

A few weeks ago, I spent some time with Dennis Fraise of Develop This!, a podcast for economic and community developers. In this first podcast, I start by providing some...
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Three Hurdles to Digital Transformation

To transform our organizations and economies to higher levels of productivity, prosperity and sustainability, we need to design new systems from the assets of the old. That requires collaboration, a...
Agile Strategy and Workforce Development: A Podcast

Agile Strategy and Workforce Development: A Podcast

How do you design and guide complex transformations for workforce development? This podcast explores how workforce development professionals can learn a new set of skills to design and manage complex...
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Insights: Why Strategic Doing Beats Strategic Planning

A few weeks ago, I had a great conversation with Aga Bajer, of Culture Lab. In this interview, Aga and I discuss: The value of practice and discipline versus skimming...
Partnership with the Digital Enterprise Society

Partnership with the Digital Enterprise Society

We are excited about a new partnership that is emerging with the Digital Enterprise Society, the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab, and the Purdue Digital Enterprise Center. Digital transformation of any...
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A Course for Undergrads: The Science & Practice of Complex Collaboration

About the Course SPRING 2020 | TECH 39900 CRN15802 | ENGR 39600 CRN15813 Want to improve how your groups and teams work together? Want to showcase to your future employers...
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Purdue/Fraunhofer: New Offering Coming March 2019

Coming in March 2019, we are launching a new offering. Company teams will get insights into how German firms accelerate innovation by leveraging the power of the world's leading applied...
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Lab’s First MOOC: 1,800+ Participants from 124 Countries

In an experiment with FutureLearn, Purdue's online partner, the Lab has launched a three-week introductory course on agile strategy. The course provides participants with an introduction to the concepts of...
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Introducing Cognitive Diversity to Purdue Students

Purdue students have a difficult time with team assignments. Too often, unproductive members of the team drag down productivity and increase the frustration of other members. Until now, Purdue faculty...

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