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Lead Like an Explorer

Exploratory Leadership is the art of motivating people, including yourself, to effectively travel into the Unknown Zone to discover more possibility and create the future they desire. Here’s why it’s important.

What is Your Why?

When you live within your Desire, you feel a sense of purpose, value and worth.

Mindset Controls Outcomes

We can’t change the events that occur, but we can choose the stories we tell ourselves and others about those events. We can choose to frame our stories from a negative or positive vantage, and this creates our outcomes.

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How to Make Better Decisions, Faster

The quality of your decisions will reflect the quality of your life, and in order to make high-quality decisions time and again, it’s crucial to have a reservoir of principles to draw upon.

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Studio/E #ideaSLAM Recap Video

Studio/E members Tiffany Snyder of Cargill, Kristin Prestegaard of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Chris Welsh of General Mills came together to share their stories of achieving success by enrolling others into their journeys.

The Extreme Value of Exploration

Exploration isn’t just fun and games; it’s a valuable practice that can quickly move you forward and create new value.

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How to Tell Stories that Stick

Successful books, films, and companies all have something in common: exceptional storytelling. It isn’t enough to simply be and do good; the being and doing good must be shared.

Why Have a Bucket List

A bucket list is a useful tool because it connects you to your Desire, and achieving the items on your list will bring you closer to creating the legacy you hope to leave.

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Jimmy Chin on Mentorship

Academy Award-winning filmmaker, National Geographic photographer, and mountain sports athlete Jimmy Chin talks about mentorship and mountaineering.

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Jimmy Chin on the Role of Trust

Academy Award-winning filmmaker, National Geographic photographer, and mountain sports athlete Jimmy Chin talks with Studio/E about the role of trust when filmmaking and climbing.

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Jimmy Chin on Assembling Teams

Academy Award-winning filmmaker, National Geographic photographer, and mountain sports athlete Jimmy Chin talks with Studio/E about how he assembles teams.

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Jimmy Chin on What Makes a “Jimmy Chin” Project

Academy Award-winning filmmaker, National Geographic photographer, and mountain sports athlete Jimmy Chin talks with Studio/E about how his projects become the only of their kind — a key to ideation.

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Jimmy Chin on his Personal Desire

Academy Award-winning filmmaker, National Geographic photographer, and mountain sports athlete Jimmy Chin talks about his personal purpose, or Desire.

Organizations = Organisms

Like our lives as organisms, we as leaders have control over some of these elements for our organizations, but not all of them. Where you can’t control and predict your organization’s future, you can create it.

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Jimmy Chin on New Experiences and Current Means

Academy Award-winning filmmaker, National Geographic photographer, and mountain sports athlete Jimmy Chin talks with Studio/E about how he draws on past experiences to prepare himself for the unknown (we call this Current Means).

Studio/E Empathy Map

The Studio/E Empathy Map helps you identify your user’s needs.

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Think Big, Think Blue Ocean

At Studio/E we’ve adopted something called the Blue Ocean Strategy – a grid developed by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne that helps you identify what you or your company…

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It Pays to Play

Play is not only important for your personal life; it can contribute greatly to your work life. Here are 15 ideas for play at work and at home.

Explore Your Future State

If we were having a discussion three years from today, and you were looking back over those three years, what has to have happened in your life both personally and professionally for you to feel proud of your progress?

Join a Mastermind Group

By putting different minds together, your possibilities multiply. Why you should join a mastermind group:

The Elements of Enrolling & Selling

Enrollment is interrelated – but distinct – from selling. Here are the different elements between selling and enrollment:

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Power and Love

Power and Love with Studio/E and Priya Parker

How to Reflect

Reflection allows you to pause, assess, and learn where to aim your energies more productively. As a routine practice, reflection brings great clarity to your actions and helps you move forward.

Be Dually Literate

Being literate in both managerial and exploratory leadership is the most effective way to explore, launch, and navigate to discover more possibility and create a new future for yourself and your organization.

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The Case for Enrolling, Not Selling

When enrolling someone, you create space for them to contribute their unique insights and opinions. It’s an invitation to become a part of something. Selling, on the other hand, is more like the exchange of a commodity.

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Grounded Purpose System (GPS)

Why we created this tool: To help you gain Awareness (where are you now?) and Choice (where do you want to go?) How to use this tool:  Where are you? Reflecting on…

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How to Gather Greatly

Tips from Priya Parker, master facilitator and author of the book The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters, on how to gather.

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The Utility of a Name

Priya Parker, Author of The Art of Gathering, sits down with Nate Garvis to talk about adding more meaning to your gatherings.

Priya Parker interview with Nate Garvis

Turn a Space into a Place

Priya Parker, Author of The Art of Gathering, sits down with Nate Garvis to talk about the importance venues play when it comes to creating a gathering.

The Magnetic Rule

The Magnetic Rule suggests treating others as they want to be treated and inspired.

Awareness Leads to Better Choices

A lot of possibility lies within the unknown. One of the keys to discovering possibility is to be aware of when you are in the Known or Unknown Zone.

April 2019 #ideaSLAM

April 2019 #ideaSLAM

A look back at another round of inspiring conversations, insights and new connections!

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Thanks, Moms

The Studio/E team writes love notes to their mothers in celebration of Mother’s Day.

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When Should I Kill My Idea?

A three-step process to follow so you know when to continue working on, pivot, or kill an Idea.

The Studio/E Compass

Completing the Studio/E Compass will leave you with energy and clarity, plus the goals and action steps necessary to make progress and move your Idea forward.

Why Create Boundaries?

Boundaries outline what you’re willing to invest and define what you won’t risk during the current turn of your Idea.

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How to Be an Explorer

Exploration is key to survival. Here are five simple ways to be an explorer.

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Mastermind Groups 101

Mastermind groups are the cornerstone of a learning community. These are groups where members meet on a regular basis to discuss ideas and challenges they are facing, provide guidance to one another, and hold each…

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Or why enrollment is effective.

Positioning Statement Template

(My idea) helps (who) with (their jobs) by (reducing pains / creating and developing gains) to (provide / shape what value).

Joy is Serious Business

Incorporating joy into your business via social media, marketing, branding, and physical spaces and products is an effective way to enroll customers into your business or idea. 

Take Time to Reflect

Reflection helps you check-in to see if you are aligned with your Desire and are taking the right action steps to pursue it.

Who Can Make Your Idea Better? 

When thinking about enrolling people to help us with our Ideas, we like to consider what we call the Magnetic Rule: Treat others as they want to be treated and inspired. With that…

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Positioning Checklist

Positioning your Idea is important if you want it to go somewhere. Here’s a checklist to get you thinking.

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Needs vs. Solutions

A common obstacle we see people get caught up in while ideating is making assumptions on what their user’s need is.

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