17.1. A Hidden Assets Program

We have used the Hidden Assets activity in many leadership development programs, with groups of 15 to 125 participants. One instance was in our work with a global environmental not-for-profit we will call Saving Nature, an organization committed to preserving a diversity of natural environments and endangered species around the globe.

Saving Nature operated semi-autonomous offices in various locations, staffed with professionals who rarely traveled to headquarters. This field-based model helped the organization respond to a state's or country's specific dynamics and politics, but it also created network challenges, making it difficult for those who worked in different locations to learn from one another. This strong ...

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