Are You Solving the Right Problems? HBR
Tips on Meeting with Clients or Prospects by David Ogilvy
Infographic: How to Calculate Your Freelance Hourly Rate
Driving Behavior Change Through Communications - Arcus Foundation
This publication, designed as an open resource for grantees and the wider conservation and social justice movements, showcases the issues often faced by those in both sectors. It includes an overview of behavior change theories, a compilation of successful behavior change campaigns, lessons learned, and tools for planning new initiatives.
Stakeholder Interviews: Engage the Octopus
Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful — Medium
Three Rules For Holding Virtual Meetings That People Don't Hate | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity | Co.Design | business + design
New Service Design Templates – Personas and Service Blueprint
How watching a short clip from a Tom Hanks movie saved one company £1.5 million — Fluxx Studio Notes — Medium
Here’s one way to deal with things : show them a clip from the film Apollo 13. Specifically, the bit where the crew on board the lunar module are facing imminent suffocation due to a faulty air filter, so the scientists on the ground are forced to make a ‘square peg fit a round hole’ with whatever is available to the astronauts. I showed the clip to one client team I was working with, who were all blockers and no action. Before watching the clip the team was fatalistically resigned to business as usual. They didn’t like it, but they accepted it. Business as usual was a six month requirement gathering phase leading to a £1.5m bet on an unproven concept. After watching the clip, they built a working proof of concept within two hours, a fully fledged beta test within 6 weeks and ended up with an award-winning product that delights customers and is incredibly valuable to the business.
A primer on "agile" and "lean" and getting past the jargon... — Curious Catalyst, Inc.
What Happens to Michelle Obama's Health Initiatives When She Leaves the White House? - The Atlantic
How to reach back out when someone isn't responding to your email
Tired of not getting the right response to your email? Try this instead.
Stop Serving the Feedback Sandwich | Adam Grant | LinkedIn
Purpose is Good. Shared Purpose is Better
But in a social age, this kind of purpose isn’t enough. The problem comes down to a simple preposition. Most leaders think of purpose as a purpose for. But what is needed is a purpose with. Customers are no longer just consumers; they’re co-creators. They aren’t just passive members of an audience; they are active members of a community. They want to be a part of something; to belong; to influence; to engage. It’s not enough that they feel good about your purpose. They want it to be their purpose too. They don’t want to be at the other end of your for. They want to be right there with you. Purpose needs to be shared.
10 Tips for Negotiating that Impasse
OpenProject.org - Open source project management software
hook.io/blog - all things microservice, the hook.io microservice blog
What Makes Interventions Last? Behavioral Science & Policy Association
"This is the question that Todd Rogers and I explore in our paper, “Persistence: How Treatment Effects Persist After Interventions Stop”, published in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. We propose a framework for understanding how and when interventions may lead to persistent behavior change. Specifically, we identify four “pathways”, or features of interventions, that may explain why some interventions are successful at generating persistent behavior changes. These pathways include (1) habit formation, (2) changing what or how people think, (3) changing future costs, and (4) external reinforcement"
Short, sharp shock public health campaign had limited impact on raising awareness of laryngeal cancer - Online First - Springer
The results suggest that short-term campaigns have a limited effect and a more prolonged approach should be considered.
Global Action Plan | Five behaviour change lessons that will save you time and trouble
In Shock Move, Israel's Anti-Drug Authority to Be Dissolved Israel News Haaretz
10 secrets that will make your life as a Social Media Manager much easier | Blog | Twitter Counter
How to Price Your Products and Services | MackCollier.com - Social Media Training and Consulting
The Disapproval Matrix
How to Build a Winning Mastermind Group (Webinar Replay)
Introduction to communities of practice | Wenger-Trayner
How To Build An Online Community: The Ultimate List Of Resources (2013) - The Online Community Guide
BusinessTown - apologies to Richard Scarry
Tips for Cold-Emailing Intimidatingly Powerful People - HBR
The Appreciative Inquiry Commons
The "AI Commons" is a worldwide portal devoted to the fullest sharing of academic resources and practical tools on Appreciative Inquiry and the rapidly growing discipline of positive change.
Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It - HBR
Don’t get SMART, get CLEVER
We could put more thought into this. The problem is it would still be us doing the thinking.
WSJ Pepper and Salt cartoon
The Weave: Participatory Process Design Guide
Participatory Process Design Guide for Strategic Sustainable Development
Debugging the Boss: Intro - Eliot's Ramblings
TARANAKI RULES and effective local, national and international development
Robomongo — shell-centric MongoDB management tool (MongoDB Admin UI)
Sell Tickets | Mobile Event Apps | Event Websites - Eventjoy
Project Management Guide | TFI Sandbox
A reference guide to help you effectively plan, build, and launch a successful new media project. Each section contains a quick-read guide and includes case studies from seasoned veterans.