The Core Elements of Advancing an Emergent Strategy Toward Systems Change, Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part blog that looks at the core elements of emergent strategies and how focusing on these elements allows us to manage and even benefit from the ambiguity and conflict that naturally emerge when solving complex problems. Our last blog looked at the four core elements of advancing an […]

The Core Elements of Advancing an Emergent Strategy toward Systems Change

This is the first of a two-part blog that looks at the core elements of emergent strategies and how focusing on these elements allows us to manage and even benefit from the ambiguity and conflict that naturally emerge when solving complex problems. Fifteen years into designing, facilitating and evaluating emergent strategies intended to effect systems […]

Oh DEAR – Why Experimentation is Key to Social Innovation

In preparing for a presentation at a collective impact forum in Oklahoma, I was trying to decide what I could share with a room full of social innovators that they wouldn’t already know. After seeing the line-up –including foundations, collective impact initiatives, community and political leaders – it was clear these were people with tremendous […]

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