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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.
The Portfolio Approach to Time
How to use the Portfolio Approach to time to execute, innovate, and explore.
Questions to Help You Expand Your Network
Three questions to get yourself thinking about the diversity of your network.
Three Steps to Creating Your Desire Sentence
Connecting with your personal Desire provides you with a sense of purpose, value, and worth. Here are three steps to identify your Desire sentence.
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.
Metrics of the Known and Unknown Zones
How to measure the value you produce by your efforts.
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.
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.
What Legacy Will You Leave?
The difference between LinkedIn You and Legacy You.
Studio/E Empathy Map
The Studio/E Empathy Map helps you identify your user's needs.
Think Big, Think Blue Ocean
At Studio/E we’ve adopted something called the Blue Ocean Strategy – a grid developed by…
Don't Predict the Future; Create it
Looking at past performance and data to predict what might happen in the future is…
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:
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.
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.
Storyboard as a Prototype
A downloadable storyboard for your next Idea prototype.
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.
Take Control of Your Priorities
Use the Studio/E Priority Coach to identify and focus on your top three priorities.
Elements of Effective Declarations
The five elements of effective declarations.
Framework for a Packaged Pitch
A framework to make a clear, concise, and actionable pitch.
Seek Clarity When There is No Certainty
Four ways to gain clarity on whatever project or Idea you’re working on.
Creating an MVP
What MVP is and why you need it.
Three Ways to Diversify Your Network
Three ways to diversify your network.
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.
Six ways to package your Idea.
1 + 1 = 11
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).
Gather Actionable Feedback
Four questions to ask to gain actionable feedback.
You Are More Than Your Title
Your title doesn't even begin to explain what makes you YOU.
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.
The Stories You Tell Yourself Matter
The events you experience plus the stories you tell yourself about them influence the outcomes.
Who Can Make Your Idea Better?
When thinking about enrolling people to help us with our Ideas, we like to consider what we…
Positioning your Idea is important if you want it to go somewhere. Here’s a checklist to get you thinking.
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.
Who Can You Bring Along on Your Exploration?
“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” This quote by Helen Keller speaks to the concept of bringing others along with you on your exploration.
Current Means Inventory
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?
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.
What Are You Willing to Invest?
On setting Boundaries.
Get to Know Your User
How to get to know your user.
Qualities of a Great Exploratory Leader
Ernest Shackleton's four qualities of a great explorer.
What Makes Your Idea of Unique Value to its Users?
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.
What Story Are You Telling Yourself?
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.
Why Exploratory Leadership
Exploratory Leadership is a required practice for life and business because it provides awareness to help you effectively explore the unknown.
Start With What You Have
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.
Find Growth Within a Diverse Learning Community
If you want to learn and grow, spend time with people who know different things than you know. A great way to do this is to join a diverse learning community.
The Known and Unknown Zones
Maps provide you with context of where you are and where you are going. We…
Act-Learn-Build: The Method of Exploratory Leadership
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?
Why your Desire should be just one sentence.