<repost> The word "innovation" conjures up positive imagery. We see it as something we want to be known for. It's creative, desirable, inspiring, and we sense that if we can do it, if we can achieve it, we will lift ourselves up above the status quo, not to mention those who are quite comfortable in … Continue reading The Way of Innovation
A prospective client asked me to come talk with a few board members about how I think about transformative change and how I might help their organization work through some significant short-term and long-term challenges and aspirations. There was a time - when I was oh so young -- when I might have gone and … Continue reading Thinking about How I Think
Got home a bit ago after taking in the Imagine Canada Forum here in Edmonton. I estimate 80, maybe a hundred folks attended, so a pretty good turnout. This was the first of the provincial forums Imagine Canada will be doing over the next several months. I extend KUDOS to the organization for embarking on … Continue reading Thoughts about the Imagine Canada Forum
See the steps a young leader takes to change the behaviour of children. There is a lot of failing forward in doing so. This video is a tad long - over 6 minutes - but insightful and with a good sense of humour AND you learn about the key steps in changing human behaviour.
Do a Google search on "collaboration" and the majority of hits you generate will actually be about collaboration tools or software, not the activity of collaboration. This is similar to the concept of customer relationship management. Search for that phrase and you end up with a litany of CRM software tools. I would not suggest … Continue reading Collaboration: convergence to create new value
Here are the current offerings from this important journal, featuring articles by Edmontonians Martin Garber-Conrad (Edmonton Community Foundation) and Bob Wyatt (Muttart Foundation) as well other excellent food for thought pieces. Visit and bookmark http://www.thephilanthropist.ca and check out their past issues. Articles Overview from Canada: Modernising Charity Law Abstract PDF Bob Wyatt "Oil and Water … Continue reading Current Issue of The Philanthropist
I am working on a RETHINK piece about strategic planning. You can read some of my current (re)thinking on this website on the RETHINK PAGE.