Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.
Cool Drawings Make your Big Ideas — and Strategy — Actionable
When my innovative brother Gary Hubbell decided to reshape his impact consulting practice as leadership masterclasses, he invited me to create an entire visual library to give spark and shareability to the concepts and ideas. I created a Reframe 2 Thrive logo and thirty ink and color drawings that provide the visual playbook for the […]
Don’t Lose the Big Picture
Whether your team is enmeshed in ideation, strategy development, or action planning, you’ll be more productive if you can clarify and maintain focus on the Big Picture—the driving purpose and “why” of the work. Unfortunately, too few leaders can sustain the collective clarity on the big context that shapes the team’s priorities. At ActionCraft Company, […]
Enhance Your Strategy Collaboration & Commitment with Cool Images
At ActionCraft Company, we help change-makers expand their impact and open doors through visual strategy and storytelling. We get to facilitate — using live mural drawings and digital graphics — inspiring and actionable strategy roadmaps produced by leadership teams, like Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation (HHSF) in Canada. For more than a decade, with my business […]
Coaching Leaders Through Strategic Uncertainty
At Ken Hubbell Consulting, we help leaders unlock fresh strategic insights that improve impact on the issues that matter most. We employ a unique mix of visual strategy tools and coaching to elevate the work of impactful leadership. For several summers, Ken has been a visiting practitioner at Texas A&M’s Bush School — Center for […]
Clear Seeing Unlocks Inspiration
A day last week at the Art Institute of Chicago reawakened me. Sitting with my sketchbook in the space of great art—what Parker Palmer called “the vastness of great things, (1)” was a wonderful reminder that in order to settle out the noise and pressures of the day you need clear seeing and focus. Inspiration […]
Turning Big Ideas into Inspiring Collaboration
At ActionCraft, we transform complex, leadership conversations and planning into full-color, inspired impact.This spring, we’ve been using big visuals to support leaders in finding pivots to a better future, sharing a convincing message of change and new possibilities amidst the Covid crisis and loss, and redrawing their bold roadmaps for 2023 and beyond. Working closely […]
We Build this 21st Century Community Together
Organizations, businesses, brands and anchor institutions can share with stakeholders their strategic stories and their magic messages to catch attention and expand enthusiastic engagement. Our Action Craft team of visual storytellers collaborated with Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce on a new animated video that acted as the kickoff message for its virtual State of […]
Celebrating the Success of Eagle Valley’s Integrated Health & Wellness Initiatives
This illustrated animation celebrates the success of the Vail Health / EVBH coalition’s integrated health and wellness initiatives. The goal of this Eagle Valley Behavioral Health video is to share with the community, contributors, and partner organizations the robust success of EBVH across each of its eight integrated initiatives designed to improve health and well-being in […]
How Will Your Organization Thrive in the 4 Future Scenarios?
The social sector environment is volatile, and you need a roadmap to success for any possible future. This success plan begins with understanding the four potential future scenarios that may emerge in the coming months, and then asking yourself and your team: are we ready?
Thanks for Leading Boldly in 2020
All through this year, ActionCraft Company has worked with transformative leaders keeping their eyes and intentions focused on what really matters, never getting lost in the swirling present, finding pivots to a better future, sharing a convincing message of change and new possibilities amidst crisis and loss, and redrawing bold roadmaps for 2021. They are:
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