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Watch “A Plan is Not a Strategy” talk with Roger Martin

Roger Martin explains why “A Plan is Not a Strategy” because plans typically aren’t explicit about what the organization chooses not to do and why.

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Project Management, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Learn some Conflict Resolution techniques to channel the energy of conflict into constructive disagreement and open exchange of ideas.

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Managing by Outcomes and Jobs to be Done

Managing by Outcomes with Jobs to be Done (JTBD) can help facilitate two-way negotiations that allow for team autonomy and ownership.

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Strategy, Feedback and Design Reviews

Influencing larger decisions that shape strategy starts with facilitating the smallest decisions, including how to incorporate feedback into designs.

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What the creative collaboration on the music of Cowboy Bebop can teach us about Agile Practices

In this post I talk about what the collaboration between the producers of Cowboy Bebop and Japanese composer Yoko Kanno for creating the music of show can teach us about Agile Practices.

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Remembering Bob Gill

One of the founders of the Designers and Art Directors Association (D&AD) and an avid author on design, Bob Gill strongly believed that designers are the original problem solvers.

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Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi dies at 87

Hungarian-American psychologist Mihály Csikszentmihályi has died, aged 87. Known for his work in the study of happiness and creativity, Csíkszentmihályi introduced flow theory in the 1970s, defining flow as a state of mind attained when one becomes fully immersed in an activity.

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Strategic Collaboration in Distributed or Remote Environments

In this post, I’ll talk about some strategies to help improve strategic collaboration while working in Distributed, Remote or Global Teams.

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Strategy and the Art of Creating Choices

In this post, I’ll talk about how can designers step up to the plate and become skilled facilitators that help teams with creating choices.

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Strategy and Facilitating Good Decisions

In this post we talk about how designers and strategists can respond, prod, encourage, guide, coach and teach as they guide individuals and groups to make good decisions that are critical in the business.