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An Invitation

We invite you to consider a new way of thinking and doing—or better yet, a new way of seeing connections, finding your way about, and taking the next steps.
We will help you peel back designs, plans, programs, best practices, and all of the other fads, tools, and techniques that may be obscuring what is actually going on in your work and your business, agency, or organization.
We invite you to pay attention to what is happening in the ordinary, everyday interactions of work, where direction, strategy, and results emerge out of the daily “politics” and conversation of the people who are your organization.

Considering Complexity

We yearn for a world of simplicity and certainty. What we have, however, is anything but that. Complexity and uncertainty coupled with change have shaken our world to its foundations. Reducing that turbulence to simple, rational rules or indecipherable computer-generated mathematical formulas has a cost to it – the loss of human spontaneity and freedom, and with that loss, the place of individual and organizational change. How do we trace the intertwined threads of our complex organizational world? How do we navigate the stormy seas upon which we are tossed about?
In this exciting yet often bewildering world, what do we do next when we aren’t sure what’s coming next? That’s where I propose we begin the conversation – and help make sense of things and help make a difference.

Questions to Ask Yourself

  • What do we do when “weird stuff” happens?
  • How do we break free from repetitive jargon?
  • What do we do when we don’t know what’s coming next?
  • How do we deal with intractable, “wicked” problems that never seem to “get solved”?
  • How do we see connections and find our way about in uncertain, fast-changing times?
  • How do we lead when we no longer have control?
  • What do we do when designing, planning and programming no longer work?
  • How do we get unstuck?
  • Who can help us navigate our way through the turbulence?