In retrospect, AEDEA may not have been the best name for my consulting practice, but I still love it. Here is the story behind it. In short, it means “an executive muse” and symbolizes many aspects of my focus, approach, and values.
The Applied Improv Network — AIN — is a professional association of practitioners who apply elements of improvisational theater to their work. This video from the world AIN conference captures my talk on how applied improv practitioners are well positioned to be a trusted advisor to senior executives.
I attended a TEDGlobal conference themed “Radical Openness.” There, I had the opportunity to share my passion for Argentine tango in a short TED Talk. I was known as the “tango lady” for the remainder of the event and discovered that talking about personal passions is the fastest way to befriend strangers. Here, you can watch my TED Talk, read the transcript, and get the backstory.
A quick “behind the scenes” update on what’s on my plate (besides serving clients).
This blog continues to explore the end-to-end process of crafting and leading an outstanding leadership offsite. Once you have understood the context and objectives, it is time to move on to design. The design has three important dimensions to consider: Substance, structure, and style. This post addresses the substance dimension and borrows from systems thinking to determine inputs, offsite modules, and outputs.
So, you have been asked to organize the next leadership offsite/onsite/workshop/meeting/retreat? Congratulations! You are climbing up the ladder — and convening a leadership even is a corporate right of passage. If you want to get the ground running, here are some basics.