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At last…! Strategic Doing training in person this summer

In-person Strategic Doing training is back! Cue the Etta James song - after a year of saying, "Is it time yet? Is it time?" we think it is, finally, time....
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Understanding networks using social network analysis

Photo credit: Scott Dempwolf This looks like an image from the Hubble telescope - but it's actually a glimpse into understanding networks using social network analysis. Our work at the...
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Where does trust come from?

This week, a colleague from the National Institutes of Health asked some important questions about trust. How do we build trust in Strategic Doing? How do we measure trust? First...
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Accelerating University Innovation

For decades, the ground underneath our universities has been shifting. Universities have been slow to respond. Yet, transformation is clearly on the horizon. as our political economy evolves, universities adapt....
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Can we see into the future?

The desire to know the future has been with us since the dawn of humanity - consider the popularity of Nostradamus, the apocalypse described in the Bible, or - closer...

Thinking of Our Economy in New Ways

For so many years, our economic thinking has run backwards. We have thought that the key to prosperity involves reducing tax burdens at the top of the pyramid to stimulate...
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The magic ingredient in ecosystem development

What's the magic ingredient in ecosystem development? That's the topic of our newest podcast episode. We've been through a lot in the past eleven months - and in many parts...
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Have a bite: introducing our new podcast

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...
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Getting ready for the next big challenge

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...
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Situating Strategic Doing

Yesterday, I participated in a learning session with professionals from a large multinational company. One of the first questions: Can you give us some background on your work?  I explained...
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Changing Our Perspective

Milton Friedman, a Nobel laureate, came up with one of the dumbest quotes of all time: “if the government were to take over the Sahara Desert, there would be a...
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Solutions for Wicked Problems in Flint

Yesterday our colleagues gave us an update on our Strategic Doing Flint Model. For seven years, a team has been transforming their neighborhoods with practical collaborations formed by following simple...

Partnership with the Agile Business Consortium

Our work with the Agile Business Consortium continues to grow. The Consortium's Framework for Business Agility is designed to help organizations become more adaptive, creative and resilient. One dimension of...
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Try out an online course – for free

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...

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