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In this video clip, Jen Kelchner, founder and CEO of LDR21, explains how to be more strategic by following the principle of open. This means seeking feedback early and often. Whether it’s a new graphic, tagline or concept, Kelchner releases it to see how people react and then refines the message further from there. This allows you to attract the right type of client and mitigates the risk of not being able to adapt fast enough.

Even if it’s not perfect on the first run, or the second run or the third run, we’re adapting and being more agile and not missing our window of opportunity.”

More about our expert: Jen Kelchner has spent the last decade studying, observing and testing methodologies for rapid change and growth for individuals. Upon discovering open models for the workplace, she found a “coming home” in the mindsets and frameworks to aid in creating high-functioning workplaces. Over the course of her career, Jen has developed top performers and benchmark teams with quick turnaround.

As an SME in leadership and people development, she solves workplace dysfunction and aids in organizational transformation by leveraging generational literacy and open models.

Jen is a Deloitte alum, writes a monthly column on Open Organization challenges for Red Hat’s blog “OpenSource.com,” hosts a business podcast weekly called “Generation Open” and serves on the Open Organization Ambassador team of global thought leaders who promote open mindsets and models.

With over 20 years in the workplace, in leadership roles for over 15 years and in management consulting and coaching for the last decade, Jen brings depth to her advising role. Her book, “Generation Open: Building an agile organization, culture & ecosystem,” will be released in late 2017.

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