Joy and resilience

In stressful and uncertain times, we don’t often emphasize joy. But this week, Thaddeus Miles joined us to talk about joy as an act of resistance, a way of claiming our agency, and a source of resilience.

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And if you don’t know, now you know

Ever feel like you’re reinventing the wheel? Is your team duplicating efforts? re-writing the same text? wasting time and energy because they don’t have effective ways of sharing information? Can you tell I have some stories? And working from home has made everything harder. So I invited my friend, research librarian and informaticist Matt Von…

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Where do we go now?

Many leaders are struggling to adapt the methods we have always used to such a strange and unsettled time. When multiple variables are changing, some of us are finding that our usual methods of leading, planning, and evaluating our success don’t apply.

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Is your organization ready to adapt?

Right now, mission-based organizations are finding themselves adapting and innovating at record speed. Some are struggling. Dr. Tanya Hills takes us through the science of adaptation and what it really takes to change and innovate.

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Unconventional communication with Chris Lysy

The last few years have seen more and more elaborate forms of visual communication. But more complex is not always better. Last week on Coffee Time, Chris Lysy joined us to talk about keeping the human element in our communications. Chris is a freelance designer and evaluator who supports all sorts of digital projects and…

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Make the most of your data

Is your data supporting your strategy? Is it aligned with your mission? Last week, we chatted with Joanna Fulford, founder of Fruitful Data about creating a data strategy. What’s that you ask? It’s a way of planning for your data so that you get the most value out of it. It’s about getting more value…

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Innovation and adaptation

We have been talking to leaders for 20 weeks now about leading mission-based organizations in a time of crisis. So this week, we reflected on what we have learned about innovating and adapting in a time of crisis. Cynthia helped us understand the difference between innovation and adaptation. 

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