In April of 2020, Integrated Work had the honor of partnering with the International Space University to develop a virtual offering that would fill the gap left by not being able to offer their regular summer program on campus in Strasbourg, France. The findings from the work that the cohort of nearly 90 space-professionals from all over the world accomplished, focused on the role of space-based technologies in addressing and remediating health crises on earth, were recently published in Nature Medicine.
While we guide individuals to lead with purpose, we often send these folks back into systems that haven’t really evolved to support new ways of thinking and being. Download CEO Jennifer Simpson’s thought-provoking piece “Amplify Your Impact: Making the Most of Mission-Driven Leadership” to learn about an organizing model that helps leaders deliver on their vision.
Many group events and activities open with some sort of welcome or warm-up exercise, providing participants with a chance to introduce themselves before addressing the topic at hand. Sometimes, introductions that focus solely on titles, roles, degrees, years of experience, professional affiliations, and so on, can create a power dynamic that results in some attendees feeling less willing to contribute during the meeting.
Here’s a simple alternative approach to facilitating introductions that enables greater human-first connection: a focus on superpowers.
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