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Unleashing Change: The Three Levers of Agile Leadership for Achieving Desired Outcomes

Agile leaders have three ways or levers in which they can affect change that allows the entity to achieve desired outcomes. These are – Process, Tools, and People. Process is...
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Jumping Curves

In our Strategic Doing trainings and in the book, one of the core concepts is the idea of “jumping curves.” Individual organisms, technologies, and economies all obey the principle of...
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Empowering Effective Leadership Through Strategic Doing

Caitlin Burns, the President of the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, attended the Strategic Doing Practitioner Training when she first took on the role as Chamber President. In this new role,...
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Strategic Doing vs. Strategic Planning

Strategic Doing vs. Strategic Planning: at nearly every presentation we do at the Lab, we get some version of this question. What’s the difference? Why do Strategic Doing? If you’ve...
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Moving from “Command and Control” to “Design and Do”

One mistake that we humans make is that we think we have time. Well, we don't. Not really. For example, we've known for at least 30 years that our organizations...
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Collaboration and Team Problem-solving  with College Students

Steven Puckett, a Lecturer of Marketing and Management at the University of North Alabama, has been a long-standing advocate of using Strategic Doing. His introduction to Strategic Doing during his...
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Do We Really Know What Agile Means?

A common word to use now to tell employees what they need to do to advance themselves or the institution is to be agile. It’s popular in many articles, job...
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Induction to ACES

The University of North Alabama is proud to announce the membership of one of our colleagues to The Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES).   Among the esteemed inductees is Dr....
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Forming New Ecosystems

Over the past months, I've been coaching #strategicdoing practitioners as they design and guide the formation of new ecosystems. These ecosystems generate solutions to wicked problems. They help us close our ingenuity gap...the...

Strategic Doing Rule 11: Do it Again!

Recently a leader of a Strategic Doing Workshop called about how they have finished their first Pathfinder Project and want to know what to do next? A Strategic Doing Workshop...
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GUIDING COMPLEX CHANGE WITH PERFORMANCE

My colleague Scott Hutcheson reminds me of our work at Purdue University. In 2005, Scott invited me to come to Purdue to work on a $15 million grant he had landed. We deployed #strategicdoing,...

Digital Transformation

Digital transformation changes the flow of information and knowledge across an organization. Digital technologies alter the dynamics of power—the nature of leadership shifts.Conversation emerges as the most important management technology....
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Modularity

The secret to going big is something really small: a module. Modularity enables small things to grow into large things. Solar cells become solar arrays that become solar power stations....
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Helping teams become teams

How do teams become teams? Last week a friend shared a remarkable video of the moment when a luna moth emerges from its cocoon. As a brand-new moth, it’s ugly,...

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