Archive for March, 2012

Climate Change Doesn’t Respect Lines on a Map

What are landscape conservation cooperatives?

Seeking to “address the impacts of accelerating climate change on wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend,” the U.S. Department of the Interior has created a national collaborative strategy for strategic habitat conservation on the landscape level, seeking to “put the right science in the right places.”

Landscape conservation cooperatives, or LCCs, are self-directed, applied conservation science partnerships that will take a bigger view than any single organization or agency can do independently to address national-scale stressors, including climate change.

This video (4:08) from the USFWS Northeast Region tells the story.

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10 Roadblocks to Innovation

In this essay, Holly Green at Forbes discusses 10 roadblocks to innovation.

Organizational success is a wonderful thing. But it’s also a double-edged sword. As organizations experience success, their emphasis tends to shift to protecting and maintaining the status quo versus considering new opportunities and products. Unfortunately, clinging to what has worked in the past puts the brakes on innovation.

It also puts you out of touch with your customers’ changing needs — a dangerous circumstance in today’s highly volatile markets.
If you’re trying to innovate but not having success, see if any of these apply to your organization.

We could not agree more. As the pace of change accelerates these become more critical than ever to check these often. Read on.

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