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  • How to Make a Consequential Decision

    How to Make a Consequential Decision

    When making an important decision, don’t think about what to do. Use the SCAN framework to anticipate the consequences of your options. Read more

  • SCAN: Hidden Influences in Four Metaphors

    SCAN: Hidden Influences in Four Metaphors

    Four metaphors to help us recognize hidden influences. Recognizing hidden influences helps us get unstuck. Read more

  • Feeling Stuck? Try Brainstorming Terrible Ideas

    Feeling Stuck? Try Brainstorming Terrible Ideas

    Terrible ideas can help you identify hidden assumptions. When someone has a negative emotional reaction to an idea, you can explore the source of the emotion and discover more about someone’s mindset. Read more

  • Stuck v. Unstuck

    Stuck v. Unstuck

    We’re worried about the loss of freedoms, rights, and democratic ideals. We are even more worried about losing our ability and willingness to solve big problems together. Read more

  • I Thought We Agreed

    I Thought We Agreed

    Learn how to turn team alignment into concerted action. Read more

  • Don’t Be Efficient

    Don’t Be Efficient

    Last July I was hiking with my family in Southern California. At one point, the trail took us along the edge of a creek bed. Normally, the creek would be flowing but due to drought conditions, the creek had dwindled to a muddy trickle. As we continued down the trail, we came upon the trunk […] Read more