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4 Pro-tips for online meetings that POP!

4 Pro-tips for online meetings that POP! Online meetings were novel at first, but now we are all starting to feel the fatigue. Knowing that remote meetings are likely, in some form or other, to be a normal part of our working lives, here are four ways to keep your audience (and yourself) enthused and […]

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Dream

Dream Momentum + Growth + Change + Future Dreaming is looking to the future – imagining the possibilities that will shape the future and cultivating a willingness to pursue effective ministry. It is also re-entry into the Design phase to do it all again. Maybe better, faster, more simply or with increased effectiveness.

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Document

Document Measure + Evaluate + Retest + Record Documenting helps identify what’s important. What is documented, who it is communicated to, and how it is communicated are all indicators of what is valued and what is not.  

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Deploy

Deploy Partner + Share + Act + Implement This is the stage where planning and preparation are unleashed. Once pilots are verified, bugs are fixed, and processes are ironed out, an idea moves from planning to launch to maintenance and ends up as recurring work.  

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Design

Design Creative + Exploratory + Logical + Purposeful + Collaborative The Design phase envisions what an organization ought to do and what changes should happen. Good design always leads to action. Through a unique blend of inspiration and ideation, key partners and influencers are invited to the table to help solve problems and generate new […]

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Discover

Discover Ask + Listen + Examine + Test + Diagnose Any successful endeavor begins with a crystal clear understanding of reality. Discovery tests our assumptions and reveals the true condition of our communities and needs. Simply put, Discovery is reasonable research. A combination of primary, secondary, qualitative, and quantitative research methods help unearth the truth […]

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5 D’s for Design

5 D’s for Design Steve Jobs said, “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” These 5 D’s are the critical elements in the cyclical process we use to design and re-design our workflow and products.

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The Benefits of Collaborating

The Benefits of Collaborating Collaboration is active and intentional. Once you come together and identify common needs and challenges, solutions will begin to arise.  The benefits of collaborating are:     Best practice sharing     Bilateral partnerships     Standards     Joint advocacy     New language Good collaborations will multiply results allowing […]

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From Competitor to Collaborator

From Competitor to Collaborator For any problem we seek to solve – both now and in the future – multi-disciplinary solutions are needed.  We can’t communicate in echo chambers, we can’t achieve in organizational exclusivity, we can’t improve in institutional isolation, and we can’t progress in policy silos.  The new reality is that we must […]

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Discourse vs. Course of Action

Discourse vs. Course of Action Bravo for being a leader unafraid to openly discuss mental health issues. Sadly, your words are not enough.  You must also take bold steps into uncharted territory to provide for both the physical and mental fitness of our most valuable asset– people.  The W.H.O. estimates that every $1 invested into […]

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Underlying Symptoms

Underlying Symptoms When it comes to mental health in the workplace, the numbers don’t lie. Coronavirus has revealed that in our nation, the numbers are ugly. The reality is that we are severely under-prepared to serve our burgeoning mental health crisis.  “We need to accept that mental illness, like any other chronic illness, will become […]

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Do and Don’t

Do and Don’t “A 2019 report from Mind Share Partners found that 80% of workers with a mental health condition said that ‘shame and stigma prevent them from seeking treatment’ — and that just 37% see their company’s leaders as ‘advocates for mental health at work.’”1 This quote in a Forbes article shook me into […]

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