Ashley Klecak

Ashley Klecak develops custom client solutions that catalyze positive organizational change. Ashley specializes in large-scale leadership development programs, organizational culture assessment/diagnosis, and team performance enhancement.

A Bright Idea @ IDEO

What does a flying fish tell us about corporate culture? At design consultancy, IDEO, the answer is – quite a bit. When IDEO’s chief creative officer, Paul Bennett, hoisted an Icelandic lamp made from a lacquered, deboned cod above his desk in IDEO’s office space, it was more than a quirky design decision. The lamp …

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On Being Unreasonable

Last week, I watched an executive address 150 leaders in his organization – an organization known for its unparalleled ingenuity, ‘against all odds’ innovation, and global impact. In his remarks to close a three-day ‘leaders summit’, the executive made a request of his team: “Please…Be unreasonable.” Unreasonable: difficult, obstinate, without good sense… The negative connotation …

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