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Goal Getting: Four Components to Systems Success

Many of our clients are entrenched in the work of complex social problems. In order to achieve transformative outcomes, system-level changes are usually necessary. We need each other to tackle the big, complex social issues. No one organization will be successful going it alone.

When systems are coordinated to address complex problems and incentives are aligned, real change is possible. Systems represent the potential for significant efficiencies, shared resources, and scalable outcomes. Your work is most likely already occurring within several types of systems. But, how do you know if there is potential for a systemic approach in your work?


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They Need You (In Other Words, Don’t Rule Yourself Out)

This is the second in an ongoing series about increasing the participation of women and underestimated groups in governance roles.

This topic struck a chord. Since last week’s post about the power of three, I’ve had a few dozen conversations with women of all ages, career stages and points of view. Some are already on a path to a retirement career of corporate governance. Others are in what might be termed the first trimester of their career (h/t to Anne Chow of AT&T for framing a career in such a powerful way).