2018 Windmills #fromabove

GDPR, the Golden Rule … and your reputation

Recently I’ve had a real spike in calls from people I advise. Those serving as Chief Executives or as members of boards that operate internationally have getting their head around GDPR. Some feel like they're tilting at windmills. The General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR for short, has many local names in the various countries it … Continue reading GDPR, the Golden Rule … and your reputation

Robots - image by Florian Ziegler (CC BY-SA 2.0) - beyond tellerrand - Düsseldorf 2018

Actionable insights from Beyond Tellerrand: the missing manual

The eight annual Beyond Tellerrand conference just took place in Düsseldorf. It was my first, and it was worthwhile. Thanks to @futureshape for suggesting I go. And thanks to Florian Ziegler for making his beautiful black & white images available through Creative Commons. Now, one fellow attendee commented on Twitter afterwards: "what #btconf is [...] … Continue reading Actionable insights from Beyond Tellerrand: the missing manual

Lindsay Uittenbogaard @ #Eurocomm18

Free Webinar: Align Your Teams and Improve Business Results

Free Webinar: Align Your Teams and Improve Business Results 22 May 2018 at 1 p.m. CET My co-presenter from #Eurocomm18, Lindsay Uittenbogaard is doing a free webinar for IABC Europe & Middle East. As she said in her Copenhagen keynote: "People don’t achieve great results, teams do. But what gets in the way of great strategy implementation how people naturally see things … Continue reading Free Webinar: Align Your Teams and Improve Business Results

Strategic Horizons – a Question Set to help you Align Your Org

Here's a brief question set to help you think about strategic horizons. Useful in the board room, as a team - and as an individual. It should be fairly self-explanatory - once you work through these three steps: Start by reviewing the X and then the Y axis. Then move on to Page 2 for … Continue reading Strategic Horizons – a Question Set to help you Align Your Org

Poster: 2018 #Eurocomm18 Open Space - whatever happens is the only thing that could have...

Five worthwhile events coming up

Facilitation | Communication | Long term thinking... Participate in person, or follow from afar... Facilitation IAFNAC Conference 2018: Ottawa, Canada Wednesday, 2 May 2018 to Saturday, 5 May 2018 IAF Asia Conference 2018: Osaka, Japan Thursday, 6 September 2018 to Sunday, 9 September 2018 IAF Africa Conference 2018: Mombasa, Kenya Wednesday, 17 October 2018 to … Continue reading Five worthwhile events coming up

2018 #StartUpWoche - Wacom Bicycle - Live Dare Create

The case for creatives in the boardroom

As part of #StartUpWoche Düsseldorf, London-based designer Hazel Macmillan headlined an event hosted at Wacom. Whilst I sadly didn't walk away with one of their nice tablets (or that bicycle!), I did get some takeaways for the boards I advise, framed in a fresh way.  Before Hazel took the stage one of the Stefan Kirmse briefly talked … Continue reading The case for creatives in the boardroom

2017 Design Museum Denmark - Library Reading Room

Where to read, write & think in Copenhagen

Visiting Copenhagen for a few days? Say, for a conference - but also have some time to read, write and think? Here are some ideas... First, sort out the stationery Viking 1914 Pencil manufacturers turned suppliers for the creative class. You won't regret a visit to this well-assorted shop on Store Kongensgade. And there's a reasonable … Continue reading Where to read, write & think in Copenhagen

What we’re reading: Culture | Common Good | Strategy | Mindware

Once a month we round up the top reads and recommendations from our community. Got one to add? Let us know @alignyourorg - and if you want to be not to miss an issue, do subscribe (form at the end).  Culture Priya Bates kicked off February talking trust as part of the IABC Circle of Fellows - and … Continue reading What we’re reading: Culture | Common Good | Strategy | Mindware

Where we’re going: #Eurocomm18 – and where to stay…

Are you coming to Denmark this April to participate in #Eurocomm18? This year's focus is on Communication, Technology and Participation - and we'll be there. But where to stay in CPH? Here are some options: Nearby & Now Skt. Petri - 3 min walk from Københavns Universitet - 288 rooms - Lovely part of town - … Continue reading Where we’re going: #Eurocomm18 – and where to stay…

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How to develop your facilitation skills

This brief how-to assumes you're already familiar with the value of facilitation, but just in case you need a refresher, here are two useful primers on that: One from the International Association of Facilitators and a longer-form one from Martin Gilbraith (who you'll meet again further down). A question from the Align community @michaelambjorn hope … Continue reading How to develop your facilitation skills