One-Minute Expeditions Posts

Lead Like an Explorer

11/12/2019

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?

11/4/2019

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

Mindset Controls Outcomes

10/29/2019

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

10/22/2019

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

Questions to Help You Expand Your Network

10/15/2019

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

Three Steps to Creating Your Desire Sentence

10/8/2019

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

10/1/2019

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

9/24/2019

How to measure the value you produce by your efforts.

Why Have a Bucket List

9/17/2019

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

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.

What Legacy Will You Leave?

9/3/2019

The difference between LinkedIn You and Legacy You.

Studio/E Empathy Map

8/26/2019

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

Think Big, Think Blue Ocean

8/20/2019

At Studio/E we’ve adopted something called the Blue Ocean Strategy – a grid developed by…

Don't Predict the Future; Create it

8/13/2019

Looking at past performance and data to predict what might happen in the future is…

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?

Join a Mastermind Group

7/30/2019

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

The Elements of Enrolling & Selling

7/23/2019

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

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.

Be Dually Literate

7/8/2019

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

7/2/2019

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

6/20/2019

A downloadable storyboard for your next Idea prototype.

The Magnetic Rule

6/6/2019

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

Awareness Leads to Better Choices

6/6/2019

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

5/23/2019

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

Elements of Effective Declarations

5/16/2019

The five elements of effective declarations.

Framework for a Packaged Pitch 

5/10/2019

A framework to make a clear, concise, and actionable pitch.

Seek Clarity When There is No Certainty

5/3/2019

Four ways to gain clarity on whatever project or Idea you’re working on.

Creating an MVP

4/25/2019

What MVP is and why you need it.

Three Ways to Diversify Your Network

4/12/2019

Three ways to diversify your network.

The Studio/E Compass

4/4/2019

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?

3/27/2019

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

Packaging Defined

3/22/2019

Six ways to package your Idea.

1 + 1 = 11

3/8/2019

Or why enrollment is effective.

Positioning Statement Template

3/1/2019

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

Gather Actionable Feedback

2/22/2019

Four questions to ask to gain actionable feedback.

You Are More Than Your Title

2/15/2019

Your title doesn't even begin to explain what makes you YOU.

Take Time to Reflect

2/8/2019

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 Make Your Idea Better? 

1/23/2019

When thinking about enrolling people to help us with our Ideas, we like to consider what we…

Positioning Checklist

1/19/2019

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

Needs vs. Solutions

1/12/2019

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?

1/4/2019

“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

12/28/2018

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?

12/13/2018

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?

12/7/2018

On setting Boundaries.

Get to Know Your User

11/29/2018

How to get to know your user.

Qualities of a Great Exploratory Leader

11/21/2018

Ernest Shackleton's four qualities of a great explorer.

What Makes Your Idea of Unique Value to its Users?

11/16/2018

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?

11/9/2018

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.

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. 

Start With What You Have

10/26/2018

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

10/18/2018

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

10/5/2018

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

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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