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Update: Purdue Polytechnic High School

Today we wrapped up our 8th and final Strategic Doing coaching session with the incredible faculty of the Purdue Polytechnic HS. We have been giving the faculty guidance on how to teach the deep skills of collaboration. Mistakenly, most people think of collaboration as a “thing”. It’s actually a complex process the involves ten shared skills.…

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Florida’s CareerSource Comes to the Lab

Workforce development boards are coming to the Agile Strategy Lab for solutions. The latest is CareerSource, the  regional workforce board based in Tallahassee, Florida. Here’s why they are coming. In developing a new approach to complex collaboration, the Agile Strategy Lab team cut its teeth difficult challenges of workforce development. The education and workforce development…

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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 technical and social challenges demand cognitively diverse teams to design effective strategies and solutions. Together with Human Insight, we can measure strategic diversity at the…

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The Lab Provides Support to Purdue CareerMaker

Purdue CareerMaker is an exciting new initiative to develop innovative solutions to the growing workforce challenges faced by employers in Indiana.  With multiple sites throughout Indiana, Purdue will be engaging employers to design new career pathways that are specifically tailored to their needs.  This demand–driven approach to education requires close collaboration between the Purdue Institute…

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Developing Visual Literacy: Understanding the Skills Gap

At the Agile Lab, we use visualizations to capture insights about systems. Increasingly, we recognize challenges we face are related to complex systems that we cannot see. So, we turn to drawing. This task is not too dissimilar to the challenges of facing the life sciences. Not surprisingly, fields like systems biology have moved toward…

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Designing Strategic Diversity in Teams: An S-Curve Perspective

Each of us makes a unique contribution in our work to help organizations and communities design and execute strategy and in starting, scaling, and growing something new. Knowing where we best contribute, can be a first step in assembling the right team that is “strategically diverse” enough to take on these complex challenges. Based on…

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Update: Agile Strategy and Collaborative Leadership

We have been busy preparing designing new courses for agile strategy and collaborative leadership. We’ve been working on three. Executive Education in Strategic Doing.– We have a new executive education course design for practitioners. The curriculum is focused on teaching the 10 rules of complex collaboration. Online Masters in Engineering Technology.–  We are launching a new course…

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