New Kinds of Hidden Insights – facilitating strategic choices for Astia

Astia was founded in Silicon Valley in 1999 as a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting best-in-class women high-growth entrepreneurs.  It is transforming the way businesses are funded in the here and now, providing capital, connections, and guidance that fuel the growth of highly innovative, women-led ventures around the globe.  They have recently had a number of investment successes and want to build on them to further their charitable objectives and build the number of successful women entrepreneurs. Continue reading

Ownership not buy-in – Hidden Insight of the season

People will take personal responsibility for solving a problem,  completing an action and performing better if they own the solution – a key Hidden Insights principle is “ownership not buy-in”.

Hidden Insights® achieves this through its group coaching approach.  Coaching works with anyone, in organisations, families, or communities.  Coaching is reported by the 2015 CIPD employer survey to be the second most effective learning after learning on the job (which is also a part of Hidden Insights). Continue reading

Keeping momentum in a positive deviance project

pd-logoWe are most grateful to Dr Jon Lloyd of the Positive Deviance Initiative for passing on the wise words of Mohammed Shafique, who has worked on positive deviance projects around the globe.  Having led the highly successful programme to reduce hospital acquired infections in the USA, Jon is kindly advising us on preparing a bid for a partnership project to test the impact of positive deviance in a healthcare setting in the UK, particularly its ease of implementation.

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