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to a wide variety of mission-driven organizations.  We strive to amplify their impact by supporting them to realize their vision and their goals and to clarify and create VIABLE strategies. Our approach is human-first, whether we are facilitating, convening, advising, or assisting our partners with project design. This page highlights some of the exciting tools and resources we have created, along with collaborations we are proud to have been a part of.

October 2021 | (Re)defining Cultural Change In Organizations

New models of organizational change are needed to foster the learning and agility needed today. The most effective change processes have high degrees of multilevel, multiple stakeholder involvement from the very beginning and rethink old systems, replacing them with more human-first, open and adaptive, networked systems. The authors of (Re)defining Cultural Change in Organizations, Jennifer Simpson, PhD and Stan Deetz, PhD, share principles that are apt to become best practices for leaders to craft the next era of effective organizational change needed to meet the demands of an ever-changing environment. Download here to learn more.

June 2021  | Amplify Your Impact | Mission Matters

Building truly mission-driven organizations is a worthy, if challenging, endeavor. We understand the principles: define a purpose, inspire people to bring their best thinking and full extent of their talents, foster a sense of connection and community, and raise all boats in the process. In practice, though, activating those principles can be difficult.

Grab a free copy of Dr. Jennifer Simpson’s chapter from the Mission Matters book, and learn more about what it takes for leaders to deliver on a mission-driven vision.

January 2019  |  Emerging Women

The ”Power of We” is a powerful piece about improving women’s chance of success in leadership roles and growing the succession pipeline.  In their piece, co-authors Dr. Jennifer Simpson, Integrated Work CEO  and   Emerging Women’s CEO Chantal Pierrat, demonstrate the power of gender-diverse teams to increase organizational performance,  show why traditional mentoring programs fail, and also explore better approaches to ensuring women’s success that will help organizations thrive.

December 2019  |  The Nature Conservancy

Integrated Work had the pleasure of working with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Arizona to bring together leaders to change the conversation around clean air, clean energy and creating jobs in the new economy.  As a result of this work, TNC released Arizona Thrives. This report and framework is a product of that diverse group of leaders working together to improve Arizona’s air quality, ensure vibrant communities and bolster the economy by accelerating the transition to lower cost and reliable clean energy.

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— Chief Red Cloud (Makhipiya-Luta) Sioux Chief

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Leadership to Practice: The JEDI Way

Leadership to Practice: The JEDI Way

Growing up, I moved around a lot, including several stints living overseas.  I was the new kid in school almost every year (sometimes twice in a single year) between third and ninth grades.  I’ve often said that this experience taught me early that the world was much bigger than me and that there was no “right way” to do most of the things that humans care most about.

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Generation Carbon: Earth-friendly, back-to-school resource for families, kids, and educators

Generation Carbon: Earth-friendly, back-to-school resource for families, kids, and educators

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