Hack the MIX Hackathon

Make the MIX a more practical resource

What are your ideas for making the MIX a more practical resource? Read through, comment on, and rate the ideas below. Then add your own.


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Invitational Theme Challenges There are any number of set-into-stone, unquestioned preconceptions that somehow get locked in place in organizational situations. These kinds of conventional, TABOO TOPICS might be suitable for short-term MIX theme challenges, inviting brief I agree or I disagree personal anecdotes. One TABOO TOPIC I like is the...

By John Roth on February 24, 2022
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Let's design and produce a high performance leadership training program that could be marketed from the MIX for leaders who want more innovation. Currently I designed and teach an MBA course for a New York Business School and it gets amazing reviews. Called - Lead Innovation with the Brain in...

By Ellen Weber on February 22, 2022
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What if we joined and reward leadership skills for bringing diverse innovators together under a simply stated target, such as NEW PERFORMANCE REVIEWS that ratchet up talent development at work. We have many talented and successful leaders here at the MIX. Now it's time to draw together diverse ideas more...

By Ellen Weber on February 22, 2022
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If you want to provide more opportunities for MIX members, you will need to reach into the communities where we work. MIX is part-time for most of us, and often times 100% volunteerism outside of our day job. Reach out to relevant peers within our workplace (e.g. our human resource...

By Steve Todd on February 18, 2022
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I just don't have the time to read everything so some short snippets - like 300 characters on here's a 'give it a try' suggestion to change/fix something; e.g., if trust is an issue, try this....

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It would be fascinating to create summer(winter) reading lists. It would be very interesting to know what other MIX'rs are reading...I wonder what is on Michele's reading list and why.

By Jeff Mackanic on February 15, 2022
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Top 10 lists are great. Easy to read and high impact. Top 10 ways to inspire a team Top 10 principles for management 2.0 Top 10 ways to demotivate a team

By Jeff Mackanic on February 15, 2022
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The Harvard educator site is my go to spot for great learner centered activities and teaching cases. What if it offered a free exercise or two that would give educators a way to integrate the mix into their classroom or exec ed. Perhaps some questions requiring students to research something...

By Susan Resnick West on February 13, 2022
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Here's a crazy idea: What if you turned the MIX community into a community of real-life problem solvers. Organizations (maybe non-profits) could post their challenges to the MIX and the community could then work collaboratively to help solve each problem using the tools and innovative thinking provided on the MIX....

By Taylor Tomasini on February 13, 2022
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The podcast format is great for busy professionals. Audio programs travel well, and they're great for playing while exercising, relaxing, or performing other activities. The format could be simple Q&A style with hosts interviewing authors of hacks that have already proven popular and useful on the MIX site. Episodes could...

By Jonathan Opp on February 11, 2022