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Ask The Author: How to Design Strategic Conversations

We've partnered with our portfolio company, Blinkist, to host a modernized book club where we bring the author to you to discuss key concepts from their book. 

On October 23rd, there was no better way to kick-off this conversational series than to host TEDx speaker and Author, Lisa Kay Solomon, and discuss her book, Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change.  

ABOUT THE BOOK

What adaptive challenge is your organization facing right now? The rise of a tough new competitor? The slow unraveling of a long-successful business model? The emergence of a disruptive new technology that presents both opportunities and threats?

Superhero executives can’t solve adaptive challenges by themselves. Addressing them requires collaboration from people with different perspectives from across the organization — and often beyond. And it requires an approach that’s different from standard meetings and brainstorming sessions — our usual tools for collaboration.

Moments of Impact argues that strategic conversations are the best way to tackle adaptive challenges. Strategic conversations are creative and collaborative problem-solving sessions designed to address an adaptive challenge. But it’s one thing to read about a process — and another to do it yourself.  Moments of Impact provides the framework, tools and tips all leaders need to get started right away.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lisa Kay Solomon is a passionate thought leader focused on helping leaders learn how to be more creative, flexible and resilient in the face of increasing complexity and change. Currently a Designer in Residence at Stanford University’s Institute for Design (aka “d. School”) and founding Chair of Transformational Practices and Leadership at Singularity University, Lisa’s work focuses on developing, teaching and amplifying the skills, mindsets and behaviors required to lead positive change.

A TEDx speaker, Lisa frequently keynotes at dozens of global innovation and leadership conferences around the world leading, and lectures widely at business schools across the country including Stanford Graduate School of Business and University and Oxford Saïd Business School, among others. 

Lisa coauthored the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change, and, more recently, Design a Better Business: New Tools, Skills and Mindset for Strategy and Innovation, which has been translated into over 12 languages. She is a frequent contributor to Singularity Hub, authoring a popular series on Exponential Leadership and Designing a Better Futures.