Yes, we are well into 2023 and if we’re going to make an impact, now is the time to get started. Considering that it takes 3-6 months to get anything accomplished, you should be starting now if you want to see results before 2024!
In case you missed it
A great Friday Fireside with author Morra Aarons-Mele on turning your anxieties into a superpower. Click for the replay.
My March run of the Columbia Executive Education course “Leading Strategic Growth and Change” featured great participants worldwide and guests Tiffani Bova and Ron Boire. You can find registration information for upcoming sessions here.
The LinkedIn Learning course “Discovery Driven Leadership” has already been running with over 6,000 graduates!
A fascinating webinar with Professor Bent Flyvbjerg on rebuilding Ukraine, sponsored by the Ukrainian Institute of America.
We kicked off our beta testers for our SparcHub educational software to teach discovery-driven planning in the classroom. The offering should be launching in the fall if all goes well! See this article for more details.
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Using software to teach discovery-driven planning – dedicated to the innovation classroom.
When customers are up against the wall, the best thing you can do is be helpful.
Everything you ever wanted to know about anxiety (but were afraid to ask).
Subscriptions – the Hotel California of business transactions.
In the News
Should Super Bowl Monday be a national holiday? USA Today speculates and I weigh in.
It takes about 6 weeks to take on a new habit. It isn’t surprising then that after three YEARS of new habits, we find ourselves utterly changed. Employment is headed for extreme change, whether we like it or not. This news clip explains.
Martin Zwilling, writing in Inc Magazine cites my work in discussing differing levels of innovation proficiency.
The Associated Press quotes my thoughts on how the post-pandemic employment scene is likely to change.
My work on transient advantage is cited in the Journal of Open Innovation.
Exponential technologies and disruption – an article by our friends over at SoftEd.
Nice review of Seeing Around Corners by The Empower Group.
Tool of the month:
In a first for Valize, we’ve created a whole new set of resources on the part of our website called the Ideahub. It has some of my original thought sparks, but also work by guest writers and reprints of blogs we think are interesting. Check it out!
April 13, 2023:
LinkedIn Live with Jeremy Utley, of the Stanford Design School and author of the new book Ideaflow. Registration here
April 21, 2023: 11:00 EST:
Live Friday Fireside Chat with Rob Cross and Karen Dillon on their great new book The Microstress Effect. Registration here.
April 26, 2023: 2:00 pm EST
LinkedIn Live with Sally Helgesen on her new book Rising Together. Check on my LinkedIn profile to get the details (we don’t have them until 7 days before the event, but save the date!)
May 5, 2023: 11:00 EST
Live Friday Fireside Chat with iconic investor and advocate for greater equity in the world of venturing, Freada Kapor Klein. Registration here.
May 10, 2023: 5:30 pm
Launch of Sheena Iyengar’s great new book Think Bigger at Columbia. Event information here
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