Take a New Approach to Strategy

Strategy in turbulent environments is different from conventional strategic planning. Traditional approaches are too expensive to formulate, too challenging to implement, and too brittle for a rapidly shifting environment.

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Visual & Verbal Strategy Practice

Strategy practice now requires both verbal and visual language. Both must be clear and simple. But here’s the rub. Finding the simplicity on the other side of complexity is not easy. 

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The Ingenuity Gap

Our ingenuity gap continues to grow. Our inability to design and guide “innovating networks” has led to the gap. But here’s the good news.

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Strategic Doing and Positive Deviance

In a turbulent world, strategy becomes everyone’s business. Effective strategy requires us to link, leverage, and align resources to achieve shared outcomes. Collaboration can create new solutions to wicked problems.

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Celebrate the Small Wins

In our work, we emphasize the importance of small wins when generating solutions for big, complex problems. The reason: that’s how you develop and leverage the power of networks.

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Rebuilding Economies of Poor Neighborhoods

Spent time yesterday with Darryl Graves, and a team from Ohio’s Office of Re-entry in the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. We can do so much better to build positive community networks to help returning citizens: people who have paid their debt to society through incarceration.

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