Visionary Talk

Delivered every Thursday, Visionary Talk is Seth’s video blog, in which he shares strategies, events, and items of interest relating to visionary association leaders.

Grand Challenge Upward Spiral

Grand Challenge Upward Spiral

Many elements are involved in tackling Grand Challenges – big, bold initiatives that take on some of the wickedest problems ...
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Implement the Plan

Implement the Plan

In 2001, a research team led by Dr. Christina Economos studied four movements that created a flip in societal thinking: ...
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Frame and Build the Case

Frame and Build the Case

Creating a social movement is critical to the success of a Grand Challenge and other change initiatives. In previous issues ...
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Real Change Relies on Social Movements

Real Change Relies on Social Movements

When trying to institute systemic change – organizational or nationwide – it’s easy to feel like it’s impossible. It’s challenging ...
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Creating a Social Movement: 10 Key Elements

Creating a Social Movement: 10 Key Elements

I’ve had the good fortune to work on five Grand Challenges – big, bold issues that attack socially intractable problems ...
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Grand Challenge Learning with Seth Kahan

It’s my pleasure to bring you this issue of Visionary Talk. Here, I document what I’m learning as I work ...
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Grand Challenges Ahead

Grand Challenges Ahead

I’ve worked with some of the most esteemed organizations globally, helping to address their strategy and innovation issues. Increasingly my ...
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grand challenge to eradicate

Grand Challenge to Eradicate the Stigma Associated with Mental Illness

For the last seven years, I’ve helped leaders conceive, design, and execute strategies to address Grand Challenges – really wicked, ...
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building a Grand Challenge Community of Practice

Building a Grand Challenge Community of Practice

For 20 years, I’ve worked closely with CEOs and senior managers as an executive consultant focusing on challenges related to ...
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