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Here are three hacks for accomplishing BIG tasks: Ask, what’s your BIG VISION for the project?; Break the big verbs into small verbs; Try Pomodoro.

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Sometimes life pins us between the proverbial “rock” and “hard place.” But you’re not really stuck. We always have at least three options.

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Rob’s question was awesome because it unlocked new possibilities. I would’ve NEVER gotten those answers if I’d done a strategic plan.

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We all need someone who believes in us. Can you be that person for someone else today?

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NOW is the time to talk about the future of water, when we can still do something about it. Register for our free, one-hour webcast taking place on Tuesday, May 17 2016 from 3-4pm CST.

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CitiZen: a Zen approach to leadership development for our cities. There are still a few seats left for the 2016 program, May 12-15 in Spring Green, WI. Enroll now!
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Why are we doing email newsletters in 2016?

You.

You’re the reason we’re doing email newsletters in 2016.

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Rebecca Ryan is joining the Governing Institute as Senior Advisor! The futurist will speak, write and consult for the Governing Institute, which advances better government by improving performance and outcomes through research, decision support, and executive education to help public sector leaders govern more effectively.

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Exciting news from Team NGC! Rebecca has a chance of appearing on TED.com after presenting her talk about politics and social change at the world’s most prominent TEDx event, TEDxBeaconStreet .  Her talk, “Create a Better World for More People: A Futurist’s Call to Action” was recently released to the public and we could not be more excited to share it with you all!

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I am a professional futurist. I help cities and organizations anticipate the future, whatever it may be. But I’ve never applied “futuring” to my own life. Until recently. With a legal pad, the 7 steps (below), and some Voodoo Coffee, I applied strategic foresight to my own life. Take a whack at it yourself, and let me know what you learn (rr[at]nextgenerationconsulting[dot]com).

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