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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...
Pop-Up Class: Agile Strategy in Engineering

Pop-Up Class: Agile Strategy in Engineering

Several undergraduate and graduate engineering students have approached the Lab about learning the disciplines of agile strategy. To address these requests we are designing a pop-up class, based on our...
Agile Strategy Lab in The Netherlands

Agile Strategy Lab in The Netherlands

The Lab has established a partnership in The Hague, where we do training. Our next training is scheduled for April. Meanwhile, participants in our last training are moving along the...
New Initiative: Agile Innovation

New Initiative: Agile Innovation

Both markets and technologies are changing rapidly. Finding new markets for existing technologies and new technologies for existing markets is often a complex challenge. Agile Innovation is the latest solution...
Connecting with Canada’s Engineering Change Lab

Connecting with Canada’s Engineering Change Lab

The Agile Lab is participating in the work of the Engineering Change Lab based in Canada.  Launched in 2015, the Engineering Change Lab is focused on "unlocking the higher potential...
Research: How Change Happens in Engineering Education

Research: How Change Happens in Engineering Education

Engineering departments are complex systems. To transform them, we need teams. The most productive of these teams follow a discipline to design and guide their conversations. These conversations lead to...
Training Purdue Pharmacists

Training Purdue Pharmacists

This week, we worked with 150 Purdue Pharmacy students. We used Strategic Doing to help them learn the deep skills of collaboration. Increasingly pharmacists are called upon to help address complex community...

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