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Workshops | February 1, 2023

Seven tips that facilitators (or anyone) can use when planning and leading their next event inspired by Priya Parker.

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Podcast | January 31, 2023

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Skye Osunde about her journey helping organizations improve team dynamics.  She shares how her experience in Higher Education, travel, and as a young manager influenced her career.  Later, Skye explains how her windy career background has helped her communicate confidently with leaders from different industries.   We also discuss simple tips for helping companies create space for authentic connection and rapport.  Listen in for thoughts on how companies can move beyond performative inclusion efforts.

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Design Sprints | January 27, 2023

What is a Design Sprint? Who should run one, and why? If you want to run a Design Sprint but are not a designer, that isn’t a problem.

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Conflict Resolution | January 25, 2023

There is no one approach to innovation. Explore what methods work best for your team by applying these innovation exercises and strategies.

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Podcast | January 24, 2023

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Adam Luepke about his experience supporting change initiatives at Quantive. He begins with reflections on what helped him discover a passion for solving complex business problems. Later, Adam talks about OKRs and best practices for changing your business. We also discuss what makes a successful Chief Of Staff. Listen in for tips on how to synthesize communication.

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Innovation Series | January 19, 2023

Innovative change is a driving force for positive transformation: A better change management strategy facilitates the greatest innovation.

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Podcast | January 17, 2023

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Maria Giudice about her decades of experience leading design, creative, and business leaders. She begins with reflections on how a Professor reframed her perspective on design and its value to others. Later, Maria shares her thoughts on transition and how to approach it best. We also discuss one of Maria’s learning experiences leading design initiatives at a large software company in detail. Listen in for tips on how to keep making progress even during failure.

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Innovation Series | January 11, 2023

Is change management certification worth it? Yes: In training to change, we learn best practices to navigate the ever-fluid transformation process.

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