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Innovation Series | September 25, 2020

Innovation Series: Douglas Ferguson talks with Dr. Zayna Khayat, Future Strategist of SE Health, about disruption gurus, Kaiser Permanente, and why she tries to ban the word innovation with her team.

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Innovation Series | September 14, 2020

Innovation Series: Douglas Ferguson talks to multidisciplinary designer Lisa Baird about her career journey, falling in love with the problem, the helpfulness of curmudgeonly people, and the deeper systems underneath user experiences.

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Innovation Series | August 24, 2020

Innovation Series: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Tom Counsell, Executive Director of B-Hub Prague, about how to build a team that can harness raw potential, being diplomatic about failure, and the amazing innovative power of poor communities.

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Innovation Series | August 11, 2020

Kris Pennella, Director of Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs, is on a mission to assist companies in getting products to market faster by transforming their…

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Innovation Series | June 17, 2020

Throughout his experiences as a consultant and at NASA, Steve Rader focuses on the use of crowdsourcing to generate innovative ideas and unlock improvements. He…

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Innovation Series | June 1, 2020

"I love running fast. I'm not so much a jogger. I like to sprint." In his earlier days, Dr. Ralph-Christian Ohr was a track and…

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Innovation Series | May 18, 2020

I recently spoke with the incredible Tamara Ghandour–author, founder, and president of LaunchStreet, keynote speaker, and creator of the proprietary Innovation Quotient Edge (IQE) assessment.…

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Innovation Series | May 4, 2020

When several students at Davidson College in North Carolina pitched an idea to design and teach their own course, the small liberal arts school was…

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Meeting Culture | October 30, 2020

Communication is the lifeblood of a meeting. When that lifeblood is flowing well, your meeting will be smooth, effective, and pleasant to be a part…

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Podcast | October 28, 2020

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Tyrome Smith, Principal Consultant at Go-In, LLC, about the BLM movement in relation to his background as a former police officer, the fear of irrelevance in the age of COVID, and how family dynamics leak into institutional structures.

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Facilitation | October 26, 2020

Change is inevitable. But we have the power to prepare for it. Facilitation is the key ingredient to success in the future of work.

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Meeting Culture | October 23, 2020

Christina Wodtke, author of best-selling book Radical Focus and a lecturer at Stanford University, has helped grow companies such as LinkedIn, Zynga, Yahoo, and The…

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Meeting Culture | October 22, 2020

You facilitated an amazing meeting. The job is done, right? Not so fast... The idiom “if a tree falls in a forest and no one…

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Podcast | October 20, 2020

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Sam McAfee, Founder of Startup Patterns, about Breaking the divide between your personal values and professional persona.

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Meeting Culture | October 15, 2020

Meetings can get off track, here are three ways to bring them back for optimum meeting outcomes: 1) Reference visible resources & allow for self-correction 2) Directly Address Team Members 3) Ask the group

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Podcast | October 13, 2020

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Kaleem Clarkson, COO & Co-founder of Blend Me, Inc., about different types of remote work, why some companies are struggling to transition to remote work, and why it’s so important for a job posting to accurately represent your organization’s culture.

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