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Leadership in the Polar Vortex

By | 2017-02-09T09:09:32+00:00 November 20th, 2014|Collective Impact, Emerging Leaders, Headlines|

The Big [ut_highlight color=”#1e73be”] BIG [/ut_highlight] Picture Vision is important for everyone. The hope of the future, the light at the end of the tunnel, and the finish line are all “images” that help us through the harder parts of our journey. Often, as leaders, it’s easy to get caught up in [...]

Symphonic Insights (July 2014)

By | 2017-02-09T09:09:32+00:00 August 15th, 2014|Symphonic Insights Magazine|

This month we feature stories about the incredible success of Disney’s animated film Frozen, the interdisciplinary work of David A. Moss at the Tobin Project, Aaron Carapella’s map of America before the European arrival, life in an American emergency room, the growing importance of the millennial generation to the American economy, and Jill Lepore’s critique [...]

2014 SAMHSA PBHCI Annual Grantee Meeting

By | 2017-02-09T09:09:33+00:00 August 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Today, I addressed more than 300 professionals from the substance abuse and mental health services community. I was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) 2014 Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) Grantee Meeting. […]

DC ELP: Measuring Outcomes in Government

By | 2017-02-09T09:09:33+00:00 July 18th, 2014|News|

[ut_highlight color=”#1e73be”]Ted Kniker,[/ut_highlight]Principal at Mission Measurement, led a 2-day seminar today for our DC Executive Leadership Program on how to measure impact in government. In his seminar, he helped the students understand how to design and to apply a logic model to their work. There were a few things that really stood out [...]

Strategic Priorities in Government

By | 2017-02-09T09:09:33+00:00 June 27th, 2014|Collective Impact, Strategic Choices|

This week we facilitated a half-day strategic retreat for a federal agency at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The challenge presented to us represents a growing one for government: What does it mean for government to serve its citizens [ut_highlight color=”#1e73be”]strategically? [/ut_highlight] […]

Farmers, Ranchers, Government and Collective Action

By | 2014-08-16T16:53:07+00:00 June 12th, 2014|Collective Impact|

Today, I led an all-day seminar for senior leaders at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We talked about the growing complexity in their eco-system; a complexity that makes it difficult to sustain multi-sector relationships to protect the nation’s environment. […]

Collective Action and the American Cooperative Extension System

By | 2017-02-09T09:09:33+00:00 June 4th, 2014|Collective Conversations, Collective Impact|

This week I facilitated a conversation for some of the most influential leaders of the American Cooperative Extension System. You may not know who they are or what they do, but these individuals lead some of the largest land-grant university systems in the country. Collectively, they have the power to transform our nation. […]

Symphonic Insights (June 2014)

By | 2017-02-09T09:09:33+00:00 June 1st, 2014|Symphonic Insights Magazine|

The June issue of [ut_highlight color=”#1e73be”] Symphonic Insights [/ut_highlight] features stories about Bill Coughran and strategic foresight at Google, Patrick Soon-Shiong and his efforts to digitally connect the American justice system, and Dean Kamen and his new invention (Slingshot) that promises to bring clean water to billions of people. […]