Business Intelligence

Making Partnership Work for You

August 9, 2016
Consider a tale of two partnerships. Both set out to tackle a big problem. Both unite companies big and small; national and local governments; and Read More

Collaboration Tip #4: DON’T Collaborate Unless You Must

April 28, 2016
Collaboration sounds so simple. It's a kindergarten value, right? Don't eat paste. Don't run with scissors. Play nice together in the sandbox. But if you've Read More

Collaboration Tip #3: Connect as Human Beings

April 25, 2016
  Michael Porter coined the term “shared value” but creating that kind of value starts by creating real human connection, building trust, finding shared purpose. Institutions Read More

A Six-Word Story

August 11, 2015
Ernest Hemingway inspired the idea of six-word stories with his famous challenge and the first, six-word story: “Baby shoes for sale, never worn.” When we Read More

Is it the man or the job?

May 22, 2010
The front page of today's Washington Post, recounts the frustrations that caused Dennis Blair, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), to become the third DNI to resign in Read More
Successful Co-Creation Requires Partners to Continually Prioritize and Make Decisions: One More >
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