Wicked Problems Require a Different Approach

Have you ever picked up the wrong tool to do a job? Perhaps a screwdriver too big or pliers too small? That’s happening every day in our organizations, as leaders reach for the wrong tools to address the challenges they face. Let me explain. 

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Creating a Safe Place

Strategic conversations answer the two key questions of strategy. Where are we going? How will we get there? These conversations require a psychologically safe space. 

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Strategic Doing Under the Hood

This graphic takes you under the hood of how an agile strategy process works within open networks, teams, and collaborations, including the development of ecosystems. Here are the key points: 

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Aaron Beck and Strategic Doing

Aaron Beck, the father of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) died this week. He had a powerful influence on the development of #strategicdoing. This strategy practice is designed to create a collective,…

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Collaboration is a Process

In completing the research for my dissertation, it surprised me that the most insightful work on collaboration was published in 1990. Written by Michael Schrage, the book carries the surprising…

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