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Beyond the SWOT Analysis, Part 2 | Convergent Thinking

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Last month, I wrote about the benefits of divergent thinking, the kind of creative thinking that allows you to expand your list of options and explore all angles to a situation. You use divergent thinking when you need to change up the status quo. The result is a large number of possible solutions to your […]

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Tips for the Overtalker

overtalking

It happens to the best of us: you lose your train of thought mid-sentence—and then realize your conversation partner doesn’t seem interested at all. What you do next is key. If you prefer to keep talking, that’s not surprising. After all, our brains get a buzz from talking—especially about ourselves. But know that if you’re […]

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Stumped? A Simple Framework to Guide Your Next Decision

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There are lots of decisions you need to make in a typical week. But in a social-impact environment where the ethos may be consensus and collaboration, it can be hard to determine which decisions you can make on your own, and which require input from others. Luckily, we have a framework that will illuminate your […]

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Beyond the SWOT Analysis, Part 1 | Becoming a Creative Thinking Superstar

creative thinking

If you’ve spent some time in the social-impact space, you know that creativity is a much needed skill. Whether we’re figuring out how to solve difficult social problems, engaging multiple stakeholders in unique ways, or asking others to dedicate their financial resources to our cause—without the wherewithal to make decisions creatively, we’d be hopelessly stuck. […]

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