We've seen projects that move from initial assignment straight into problem-solving, and then immediately into budget writing.
That rarely ends well.

Instead, bring out the energy of creative confidence, innovation, insight, and focus on your team to start with solution 2.0.

We can apply the design thinking process in whole or part -- quickly exploring the context, finding patterns, pinning down the key problem, ideating, testing ideas.

Look at a problem as if it were a puzzle. Enjoy brainstorming, and end on a simple out-of-the-box solution.


What are some things that fascinate you about your current or upcoming project?


Read a teacher's insights from spending two days shadowing students, exploring context. 

Learn about redefining the problem from Dartmouth.

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What does honesty mean?

Or rather, what does it look like? We all want to name honesty as a value -- after all, we don't want to be lied to -- but what is it in practice. A way or time to be completely open? A welcoming of critique? A careful forgiveness for apologies?

Culture is what attracts the right fit and what energises people when they walk in.

Culture decreases turnover, and ups motivation, trust, and respect. 

Transplanting a habit rarely goes well. Design the culture and values together.


What's a culture or habit that you like? What do you like about it, or what values does it make tangible?


Watch a lecture from Airbnb, Zappos, Stanford, and YCombinator on culture.

Gain insight with tools: Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

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