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October 23, 2021

Learning Agility: Don't let preferences steer you in the wrong direction

A tale of two employees:  She was the best of employees. He was…well, let’s just say he didn’t last.
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October 5, 2021

Viva Implementers! | FourSight

It was six hours before the big workshop in Las Vegas. 88 people were signed up, and less than half had done their FourSight assessment. The group activity I planned to facilitate hinged on knowing people’s profiles. It wasn’t going to work with half the results.
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October 23, 2019

What's a Developer? | FourSight

Developers are the rarest of the four profiles. Only 6% of people in our database are single-preference Developers.
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April 12, 2018

Teaching FourSight to the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs | FourSight

I’ve worked as a productive thinking facilitator for most of my professional life—strategy sessions, creative problem solving workshops, innovation initiatives, conflict resolution, mediation, community engagement, organizational restructuring, and negotiations, from... I’ve worked as a productive thinking facilitator
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March 18, 2018

Wandering Wisely | FourSight

A few years ago, I backpacked through Southeast Asia with my best friend, Lauren. We started in Kuala Lumpur, and by time we parted ways in Ho Chi Minh City, we were in the throws of violent food poisoning and barely on speaking terms. I was exasperated that Lauren had no interest in decision making, and Lauren was
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August 16, 2016

Should B-Schools Teach Collaboration? | FourSight

Q&A with Russ Schoen
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August 15, 2016

The Smart Response to New Ideas | FourSight

(hint: It isn’t criticism) Often our first instinct is to criticize new ideas. But there is a better approach and one that leads to more creative outcomes.
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June 2, 2016

Training Managers to Support Innovation at HP | FourSight

In training sessions, half a world apart, two innovation experts told the same story. Art Beckman and Silvi Steigerwald are two of the key architects of the innovation program in HP Software. Part of their job is training HP Software managers, more than a thousand worldwide, to support a culture of innovation.
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