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The Elements of Enrolling and Selling

8/5/2020

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

Questions to Help You Expand Your Network

7/28/2020

Three questions to get yourself thinking about the diversity of your network.

The Portfolio Approach to Time

7/27/2020

How to use the Portfolio Approach to time to execute, innovate, and explore.

Be Dually Literate

7/23/2020

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.

The Case for Enrolling, Not Selling

7/15/2020

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.

Storyboard as a Prototype

7/2/2020

A downloadable storyboard for your next Idea prototype.

Awareness Leads to Better Choices

6/29/2020

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.

Elements of Effective Declarations

6/18/2020

The five elements of effective declarations.

Framework for an Unbeatable Pitch

6/9/2020

A good pitch is clear, concise, and actionable. Here is a simple framework so your pitches will set you apart from the crowd in the oversaturated marketplace.

Positioning Statement Template

6/1/2020

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

Gather Actionable Feedback

5/20/2020

Four questions to ask to gain actionable feedback.

The Studio/E Compass

5/11/2020

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. (This is especially helpful when you're in the unknown).

Packaging Defined

5/5/2020

Six ways to package your Idea.

Creating an MVP

4/29/2020

What MVP is and why you need it.

1 + 1 = 11

4/6/2020

Or why enrollment is effective.

Seek Clarity When There is No Certainty

4/1/2020

Four ways to gain clarity when navigating uncertainty.

The Power of Mastermind Groups

3/25/2020

The power of mastermind groups is not to be overlooked — now more than ever!

Take Control of Your Priorities

3/19/2020

Use the Studio/E Priority Coach to identify and focus on your top three priorities.

You Are More Than Your Title

3/10/2020

Your title doesn't even begin to explain what makes you you; you are so much more than that.

How to Avoid the Downward Spiral

2/25/2020

The downward spiral is thinking about winning vs. losing, instead of exploring possibility. Here are tips from Benjamin Zander about how to avoid it.

Who Can Make Your Idea Better? 

2/17/2020

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.

Positioning Checklist

2/10/2020

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

Needs vs. Solutions

2/4/2020

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

Current Means Inventory

1/20/2020

Taking inventory of what you already have helps create momentum and allows you take steps from an assets-based thinking position rather than being stopped by focusing on what you don’t have.

What is Positioning and Packaging?

1/13/2020

Positioning and Packaging is a practice we use to get our Ideas into a tangible and communicable state so that we can gather feedback from others.  

Get to Know Your User

1/1/2020

Three questions to help you get to know your user.

Qualities of a Great Exploratory Leader

12/21/2019

Ernest Shackleton's four qualities of a great explorer.

What Makes Your Idea of Unique Value to its Users?

12/16/2019

Differentiating yourself in a busy and chaotic environment happens when you produce truly valuable Ideas, which are fueled by your Desire and empathetically designed for the needs of your user.

Start With What You Have

12/3/2019

Current Means is asset-based thinking that enables you to focus and use what you have right now to get your ideas into action quickly.

Three Steps to Creating Your Purpose Sentence

10/8/2019

Connecting with your personal Purpose provides you with a sense of direction, value, and worth. Here are three steps to identify your Purpose sentence.

Organizations = Organisms

9/10/2019

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.

Explore Your Future State

8/6/2019

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?

How to Reflect

7/15/2019

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.

The Magnetic Rule

6/6/2019

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

Why Create Boundaries?

4/21/2019

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

Three Ways to Diversify Your Network

4/15/2019

Three ways to diversify your network.

Take Time to Reflect

3/2/2019

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

The Stories You Tell Yourself Matter

2/1/2019

The events you experience plus the stories you tell yourself about them influence the outcomes.

Who Can You Bring Along on Your Exploration?

1/4/2019

Enrollment is the art of inviting another to combine their purpose with yours to create more value. Here's why it's an accelerator for your idea.

What Story Are You Telling Yourself?

12/10/2018

Mindset is the most powerful tool you possess. It is the narrator of the stories you tell yourself and it helps shape the world around you.

What Are You Willing to Invest?

12/7/2018

On setting Boundaries.

The Known and Unknown Zones

11/11/2018

Maps provide you with context of where you are and where you are going. We…

Why Exploratory Leadership

11/1/2018

Exploratory Leadership is a required practice for life and business because it provides awareness to help you effectively explore the unknown. 

Act-Learn-Build: The Method of Exploratory Leadership

9/29/2018

At the heart of the Studio/E Map resides a method we call Act-Learn-Build. Here's how it works.

What Is Your Sentence?

9/21/2018

Why your Desire should be just one sentence.

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