This spring I have been struck by two compelling examples of school district leadership: one by a white man leading a district attended by mostly black and brown students; the other by a black woman leading a district attended by mostly white students.
Parenting requires constant and sometimes excruciatingly difficult decision-making. A parent can ease this burden by adopting a set of simple, resolute beliefs.
A family’s wrenching eldercare decisions can be eased and improved using collaborative decision processes, tools and techniques.
Ben Franklin devised an ingeniously simple tool for managing the tradeoffs inherent in any complex decision.
The South Central Regional Information Center team engages in a high energy, collaborative strategic planning process. “We’re nailing it, absolutely hammering on our immediate priorities,” reports its director. “It’s been an awesome experience for the whole SCRIC team.”
A Kindle, the OverDrive app and a New York Public Library card gives you instant access to the digital offerings of fourth largest library in the world.
Much of what happened in 2016 will affect the arc of history; none so much as the emergence of artificial intelligence. DeepMind’s AlphaGo computer demonstrates human intuition. Thinks for itself. Discovers through introspection and analysis. Clearly, we are at an inflection point, maybe like none before. That is the biggest story of 2016.
Successful problem solving requires tolerance for ambiguity.
Every day in organizations, groups meet to make decisions. Here are four simple ways to help them avoid group think and achieve the wisdom of the crowd.
The world presents us with incalculable possibilities. Why do we so often reject them in favor of stale habit? Why are we inclined to sabotage opportunities for novelty? Embracing the comfort of the status quo is the scourge. Pursuing the adventure of novelty, the tonic.