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7 Essential Elements for Leading Transformational Change

7 Essential Elements for Leading Transformational Change

A one page graphic developed by Brenda Herchmer that summarizes 7 essential elements that have been identified as needing to be in place for leading transformational change.

Building and Connecting Communities for the Future

Building and Connecting Communities for the Future

The economic development profession can be a positive force for change in communities as we transition from a materialistic economy to a transformational society.

Building Capacity

Building Capacity

An article published in Municipal World written by Brenda Herchmer that defines and discusses capacity and how municipalities can help citizens experience it.

Exact Wrong Way to Do Strategic Planning

Exact Wrong Way to Do Strategic Planning

Neil Richardson describes the wrong way to do strategic planning while presenting,describing, and making a case for adaptive strategic planning that ensures a process that helps an organization address their priorities on a daily basis.

Government Innovation

Government Innovation

An article published in Municipal World written by Brenda Herchmer that suggests government innovation doesn't have to be an oxymoron.

How One Small Rural Community Found Their Ruby Slippers and the Power and Innovation Within

How One Small Rural Community Found Their Ruby Slippers and the Power and Innovation Within

An article written by Brenda Herchmer and published in Municipal World  that describes the planning process used by Sangudo, Alberta to better both the quality of life and the economic development in their community.

Innovation Financing

Innovation Financing

This concept paper written by Rupam Shrivastava of ePlant Capital addresses the need to rethink traditional financing for entrepreneurs and innovators in the context of a Creative Molecular Economy.

Key Concepts for the Creative Molecular Economy

Key Concepts for the Creative Molecular Economy

Futurist Rick Smyre believes there are six key ideas that, when connected, will form a new framework for a Creative Molecular Economy.

The Why and How of Being a Trendwatcher

The Why and How of Being a Trendwatcher

An article by Brenda Herchmer published in Municipal World that explains why trendwatching is becoming so important. It also provides strategies from becoming in the now and in the know.

World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report

World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013 report is developed from an annual survey of over 1,000 experts from industry, government, academia and civil society who were asked to review a landscape of 50 global risks.

Future Is Local

Future Is Local

 

A summary of trends and issues compiled by Rick Smyre and Brenda Herchmer intended to promote an understanding among local leaders of the growing importance of investing in the development of the trusted relationships and networks that are an essential foundation for "meshwork" and collective impact.