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Visualizing Collaboration

Creating Shared Intentions The Strategy Roadmap is a way of visualizing strategy that clarifies the purpose of a community or organization. Using this approach, I’ve had the opportunity to work with organizations in all sectors on some of their most daunting challenges. It continues to be amazing — even after 15 years of practicing this…
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Intention Deficit Disorder

The Half-Life of Intention We are surrounded by failed intentions ...
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Where Are Your Stories?

Edward Chamberlin described a meeting between government officials and First ...
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How to Be a System Leader

The Challenge Building a business? Planning a community? Tackling a ...
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Creating a Shared Future

The Power of Place Place is alive with unfolding possibilities. ...
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The Power of Visual Strategy

Like compulsive hoarders, many organizations collect goals and objectives. These ...
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Playing a Game Without Rules

Calvinball Cartoonist Bill Watterson drew the Calvin and Hobbes comic ...
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Preparing for a Future That Will Never Happen

Humans are unique in their ability to imagine the future. We ...
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The Ghost in the Machine

Organizations exist because they allow us to do things together ...
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Why Strategies Fail

Most strategies fail. Estimates range from 50% to 90%. Why? ...
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