Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change

    By Chris Ertel, Lisa Kay Solomon
In our fast-changing world, leaders are increasingly confronted by messy, multifaceted challenges that require collaboration to resolve. But the standard methods for tackling these challenges--meetings packed with data-drenched presentations or brainstorming sessions that circle back to nowhere--just don't deliver.
Great strategic conversations generate breakthrough insights by combining the best ideas of people with different backgrounds and perspectives. In this book, two experts "crack the code" on what it takes to design creative, collaborative problem-solving sessions that soar rather than sink.
Drawing on decades of experience as innovation strategists--and supported by cutting-edge social science research, dozens of real-life examples, and interviews with well over 100 thought leaders, executives, and fellow practitioners-- they unveil a simple, creative process that leaders and their teams can use to unlock solutions to their most vexing issues. The book also includes a "Starter Kit" full of tools and tips for putting the book's core principles into practice.
    ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Chris Ertel is an innovation and strategy consultant with seventeen years of experience advising senior executives of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and large nonprofits. He lives in Berkley, California. Lisa Kay Solomon serves on the faculty of the groundbreaking MBA in Design Strategy program at San Francisco's California College of the Arts. She lives in Menlo Park, California.

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They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. I say that's also a pretty good definition of the typical business meeting. If you'd like to short-circuit the meeting loop and energize your team's ability to solve real problems and create new visions, then "Moments of Impact" is the book you need.--Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive


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Language English
Published 02/01/2014
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Pages 264
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