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October 27, 2015 - No Comments!

We are “they”

A new reality set in. There was no ‘they’ to teach me: I was the they. When I graduated from college, I was determined  to change the world. It was 1993 — Bill Clinton’s exciting first year as president — and I headed to Washington DC with my newly minted government degree. I didn’t know that much […]

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What do you think is a strategic conversation?

A strategic conversation is a creative, collaborative problem-solving session tackling a messy, open-ended challenge.   It differs from a traditional meeting that is often focused on one-way updates of information (e.g. sales pipeline calls or typical board meetings) in that it’s intentionally designed to foster two-way conversation and discovery of new ideas. And, it differs from […]

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The Rise of the Producer.

The Real Winners of the Oscars (and what it tells us about innovation) No doubt you have completed at least one Oscar ballot in anticipation of this Sunday’s 2015 Oscar telecast, the grand dame of Hollywood’s awards show season. Along with the Golden Globes, the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, the Spirit Awards, the Oscars not […]