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The Lab Heads to Puerto Rico

The Lab Heads to Puerto Rico

We have confirmed that we are heading to Puerto Rico for a week, April 4-10. We are working with our colleagues with the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, our...
University of South Dakota | Center for Disabilities

University of South Dakota | Center for Disabilities

Our Lab traveled to South Dakota to partner with the University of South Dakota and the Center for Disabilities. The Center manages a wide range of relationships to improve the...
Building an Agri-Food Ecosystem in the Netherlands

Building an Agri-Food Ecosystem in the Netherlands

The Lab is  heading back to The Netherlands. We are working with our Dutch partner, Human Insight,  on a workshop to develop  an innovation and entrepreneurial  ecosystem in agribusiness and...
Training at the University of Oregon

Training at the University of Oregon

Over the past three years, the Lab has been building a partnership with the University of Oregon to become a affiliate in the Strategic Doing university network.  Earlier this month,...
Agile Strategy and Talent Development in Fremont, Nebraska

Agile Strategy and Talent Development in Fremont, Nebraska

It is never easy to figure out the collaborations needed to improve the productivity of our education and workforce development systems. Part of the challenge involves the different ways that...
MBA Course in Agile Strategy and Collaborative Leadership

MBA Course in Agile Strategy and Collaborative Leadership

The Lab has launched its new course in Krannert on agile strategy and collaborative leadership. The course takes students through the key elements of how to lead an agile strategy...
Cleaning Up the North Carolina Coast with Strategic Doing

Cleaning Up the North Carolina Coast with Strategic Doing

After the Lab leads a training in Strategic Doing, we encourage participants to put the skills to work immediately. Here's a good example. Gloria Putnam, with North Carolina Sea Grant, North...
Strategic Doing: The Book

Strategic Doing: The Book

Strategic Doing, the book is coming along. A group writing project with five authors, the book project introduces the 10 skills of complex collaboration. The working title: "Strategic Doing: Ten...
Hugs for Unity in Flint: Our Partnership with Michigan State

Hugs for Unity in Flint: Our Partnership with Michigan State

For over five years, the Agile Lab team has been donating its time to help civic leaders in Flint, Michigan. Our starting challenge: How could we reduce teenage homicide rates. Below,...
Strategic Doing in Corinth, Mississippi: “Positive, Pro-community Critical Thinking”

Strategic Doing in Corinth, Mississippi: “Positive, Pro-community Critical Thinking”

We scale our impact in agile strategy and Strategic Doing through a network of university partners. Here's an example. Earlier this week, Doug Barrett of the Institute for Innovation and...
Visualizing Cognitive Diversity in Teams & Organizations

Visualizing Cognitive Diversity in Teams & Organizations

The last few days we've been working closely with our colleagues at Human Insight Ltd to measure and visualize "strategic diversity," or cognitive diversity in the context of strategic transformation. Complex...
New Choice!

New Choice!

Ever tried to explain something to someone only to be met with a blank stare? Or maybe you’ve been on the receiving end, listening to an instructor or hearing a...
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Need to Communicate Complex Ideas? Introducing CommPlexity

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...
Graduate Course in Agile Strategy and Collaborative Leadership

Graduate Course in Agile Strategy and Collaborative Leadership

The course brings together theories and insights from a variety of disciplines including engineering, management, psychology, and social science. Increasingly, leaders are being called upon to apply their expertise in...

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