post image
Podcast | February 23, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Vijay Kumar, Professor Emeritus at the Illinois Tech's Institute of Design and author of 101 Design Methods, about his book, vintage typewriters, and framing insights. Listen in to see dynamic systems with design-based structures re-shape how we interact with the world around us.

post image
Podcast | February 16, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Ed Morrison, Director of the Agile Strategy Lab in North Alabama University, about team-based communication models, Strategic Doing, and transformative thinking for hopeless, uncertain futures. Listen in to hear Ed guide us through the questions, processes, and frameworks that will help in making the most of complex environments.

post image
Podcast | February 9, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Nancy Giordano about updating strategic efforts, machine learning, and the tools meeting planners have at their disposal in bettering their teams’ success. Listen in to hear Nancy break down the importance of bringing a relevant strategy to multi-faceted, complex teams.

post image
Meeting Culture | January 27, 2021

Your meeting system is in need of repair if it includes any of the following 6 warning signs: 1. Meetings are scheduled just because. 2. Recurring Monday meetings are on the calendar. 3. You get an invite. You get an invite. Everyone gets an invite. 4. Most meetings are all talk, no action. 5. You communicate in one style. 6. There’s no collection of feedback.