ON COLLABORATION

We all know collaboration is at the heart of making positive change in society. We know this primarily because we tell one another it must be true. We tell ourselves that the range and depth of change needed to improve our communities can only be accomplished by working together. We deploy maxims like “no oneContinue reading “ON COLLABORATION”

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Culture as Strategy

No doubt you have heard the expression “culture eats strategy for breakfast” or something similar. And basically it’s true. You can have the best, well crafted strategy but it will only be effective if the culture of the organization can and will support its implementation. Culture is not usually identified as something we explicitly craftContinue reading “Culture as Strategy”

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About Strategic Dialogue

Talking about the future direction an organization should take is a challenge at the best of times. Figuring out what to do tomorrow involves intelligent, caring people sharing their ideas, passions, and also their biases. The challenge is to build common ground on which everyone can stand and see a clear path forward. It’s notContinue reading “About Strategic Dialogue”

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Imagine Canada Update: A Framework for Action

Earlier this year I attended a dialogue session facilitated by Imagine Canada here in Edmonton. It was the first stop on a pan-Canadian effort by Imagine Canada to have dialogue about drivers of change in the nonprofit sector with an eye on identifying proposed actions to ensure Canada has a strong, vibrant non profit sectorContinue reading “Imagine Canada Update: A Framework for Action”

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Collective Wisdom and Group Dynamics

I think most of us would agree that group think can cover more ground and depth than me-think. More bright minds addressing an issue or forging an innovation make more sense than Mister I-Know-Best going it alone. All of us have likely been a member of a magical group, a group that just clicked andContinue reading “Collective Wisdom and Group Dynamics”

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