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

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

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

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Why Every Leader Needs a Good Map

Way back in the day, when my parents wanted to take me and my sister on a road trip, they would call up the local AAA rep and request a road map. We’re talking late 1970s now—the days when the Afro pick held priority in the back pocket of my jeans and everyone cool...

He Ain’t Heavy….

“He ain’t heavy, Father… he’s m’ brother.” Growing up, my parents had a small wall plate in our home with these words on it. It made an impression on me as a young boy. I can’t say that I remember exactly how old I was when I first encountered that wall plate, but I...

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...

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