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

So you’ve moved to London, eh? Part II – Longer term…

I might be leaving [thanks for everything London!] --- But you may just be arriving... So I put together a two-parter with resources for IABC  peeps. Specifically for recent London arrivals - but others might find it useful too. Part I here, Part II below. Feel free to share. Longer term Meet interesting people in general If … Continue reading So you’ve moved to London, eh? Part II – Longer term…

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What we’re reading: Timing | Form | Purpose | Leadership | Elephants & Framing | The Mind | Big Data & Black Boxes | Storytelling

Once a month we round up the top reads and recommendations from our community. Got one to add? Let us know @alignyourorg. Timing Olivia Gadd is reading Daniel Pink's latest book. As she says, (working the title in nicely): "Rather than the what and the how, it focuses on When. A refreshing and different take. Provoked some … Continue reading What we’re reading: Timing | Form | Purpose | Leadership | Elephants & Framing | The Mind | Big Data & Black Boxes | Storytelling

Westminster Bridge Sunset by Michael Ambjorn

So you’ve moved to London, eh?

A two-parter with resources for recent London arrivals - compiled for IABC UK where you can also find a copy of this post.  So you've moved to London, eh? Once you’ve sorted out the essentials (visa, bank account etc. etc.) here are some ideas for a quick start. Quick start Get ahead of the culture … Continue reading So you’ve moved to London, eh?