MISSION

Our mission is to help leaders lead—particularly in complex and rapidly changing environments. If you’re someone who wants to make a difference and you find yourself in a complex environment with lots of moving pieces, we can help. We provide a comprehensive suite of professional services—from research and analysis to training and development.
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CORE SERVICES

Speaking

Facilitators, presenters, and keynote speakers for conferences, meetings, and retreats.

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Training

Instructional designers, instructors, workshops and briefings on a variety of leadership and management topics.

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Planning

End-to-end strategic planning, one-off strategy sessions, ecosystem mapping, road mapping, and design labs.

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Research

Literature reviews, in-depth interviews, online and offline surveys, and end-to-end field studies.

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Coaching

Group coaching, one-on-one coaching, assessments, professional development, and peer learning.

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Marketing

Market research, community outreach, graphic design, framing, and speech writing.

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Optimizing Intra-Agency Collaboration

There is a special cohort of leaders who are spread out across the Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (FNCS) Division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) who believe deeply in the power of intra-agency collaboration. FNCS oversees many programs...

Leadership Beyond the Bars

One of my favorite definitions of leadership casts it as an act of persuading others to think or to do things they would't normally do on their own. I carried this notion of leadership with me last week when I delivered a workshop at the Annual Retreat of the Maryland...

Trust precedes collaboration

Large scale transitions are easier when there's a reservoir of trust available. This was confirmed for me last week, after a powerful 2-day training event with a major American corporation. I was invited to deliver a full-day training workshop on the topic of change...

Are we there yet?

For those of you who are interested in my remarks at PYXERA'S 2018 Global Engagement Forum, here's a quick summary. Collaborators, listen up. Manage the experience of the journey and the people are likely to stay with you. First, action without foresight is hazardous....

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