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01/11/2017
Marsha Dunn

The turning of the calendar year brings the notion of change to the fore. The New Year excites with the potential for personal transformation while reminding us of its difficulty (this year I really am going to use my gym membership). Organizations, too, enter 2017 with renewed hopes of meaningful change and all the same challenges we face in overcoming inertia. But organizations face at least two additional realities that individuals just don’t.  First, for...

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09/01/2016
Collective Next

Below is the second installment in our Audio Accompaniment to the series Leading by Listening. These short interviews feature experts from Machine Learning to Improvisational Theater and shed light on the many ways in which we can understand the act and the art of listening.

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03/14/2016
Kathy Clemons

Hamilton Musical Collaboration Facilitation Design Creativity

I have been pretty obsessed with the music of Hamilton for several months, so I pretty much flipped out when the cast performed musical selections from their Broadway show for President Obama, the First Lady, and a small audience today...

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03/02/2016
John Colaruotolo

Where do you start when you need to explain complicated subject matter? Most likely, you talk about it… a lot. And talk is good. We like talk. But there are other -...

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02/10/2016
Kathy Clemons

Hamilton Musical Collaboration Facilitation Design Creativity

I might just keel over from the excitement. I have tickets to see the blockbuster musical Hamilton this week. “But, Kathy, what does this have to do with collaboration or facilitation?” Stay with me here…

First, in case you haven’t...

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12/17/2015
Matt Saiia

CEO Matt Saiia was recently asked to speak and facilitate a session on Creativity at an industry conference. The following essay is adapted from his talk.
 
Imagine that you’re in a very well-appointed office suite and you are meeting someone for the first time. This person...

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07/01/2015
Jimmy Guterman

 Lior Zoref on Mindsharing

(Our blog is usually a place where we at Collective Next share what we’ve learned in our work. We occasionally invite “friends of the family” to report and opine, too. You can see some other recent...

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