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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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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...
Connecting with North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Connecting with North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

We've spent time at at North Carolina State with Rich Linton, the dean of their College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. We began to explore how our work in agile...
Louisiana Child and Maternal Health

Louisiana Child and Maternal Health

On July 9, the Lab spent a day in Alexandria, Louisiana tackling the difficult  challenges of child and maternal health.  This workshop highlights a growing area of interest among public...
Partnering with Colorado State and Colorado Workforce

Partnering with Colorado State and Colorado Workforce

Through our partnership with Colorado State University, we are introducing Strategic Doing to the Colorado workforce system. In a one-day training held in Denver, we provided an introduction to Strategic...
Continuing our Partnership with New Jersey Innovation Institute

Continuing our Partnership with New Jersey Innovation Institute

We finished up our time in New Jersey this week guiding a strategy workshop with administrators from a large health system. As you might imagine, they face lots of strategic...

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