How is Decision-Making Like Play-Doh?

Leaders: How is decision-making like Play-Doh? The answer is: Depending on the process, decision-making can be a squishy muddle of unresolved brown or a crisply executed thing of beauty. Which will it be for you? Read on to discover the golden rule of decision-making.

As city managers, public works planners, and community leaders, how can you find solutions to fix aging infrastructure within your budgets? Where can you look for creative, ingenious infrastructure designs that are more affordable, community-friendly, and environmentally sensitive? What are the most innovative communities doing to address their infrastructure challenges?

Have you ever worked on a project so intensively, that you got stuck on a single solution that just…didn’t…quite…work? It’s easy to do. As humans, we fall in love with our inventions and ideas, even when they don’t fit the problem we’re trying to solve. This is even more true of groups who become invested in their collective work. Next time you get stuck…

The idea of overcoming the odds is exactly what we admire about brilliant strategies in military history, political maneuvering, and business dealings. But the standard definition of strategy lacks the elements of surprise and creativity we look for in truly effective strategies. Learn a new definition of strategy that inspires and elevates performance…

Aside from the business necessity of innovating, there is an unmistakable attraction and “deliciousness” associated with innovation. Why is that? Why is innovation is so irresistibly tasty to business people? Here’s my take…

Quick! What is a sustainability report? Most would say “It’s report card,” and that would be correct. But it’s an answer that leads to dull reporting. Fortunately, there are other, more creative possibilities. In this article, take a look at sustainability reporting from 5 uncommon perspectives. What you discover might enrich your organization’s approach to high-quality sustainability reporting…

There’s nothing like a new beginning, whether it’s the launch of an ambitious project with a fresh team or the inaugural week at a new job. How can a savvy leader harness the energized feeling of such moments? How can a person capitalize on the fresh eyes and open mind most present in the early stages of a new undertaking?…