Teams

Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership

A powerful online learning experience for organizational leaders Our companies, our communities, and our planet are facing unprecedented challenges – challenges that will not be solved by a small group of people from a single entity. Today’s leaders need a new management mindset designed to harness the power of collaborative networks. These networks span the…

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Graduate Course: Collaborative Leadership & Agile Strategy

SPRING 2020: ENGT 507 CRN 15817 | Mondays 6-8:50pm | KNOY B029 About the course Collaborative Leadership and Agile Strategy (ENGT 507) is offered both online and on the Purdue West Lafayette campus. Currently, the online version is only available to students in Purdue’s Masters of Science in Engineering Technology and Masters of Science in Strategic Communication programs. The…

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Three Hurdles to Digital Transformation

To transform our organizations and economies to higher levels of productivity, prosperity and sustainability, we need to design new systems from the assets of the old. That requires collaboration, a set of skills with which most leaders are unfamiliar.  It stands to reason. Today’s leaders came of age within organizations designed for an industrial age.…

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Diversity Drives Innovation – But Not the Kind You Think.

We’re finding more and more value in the concept of “strategic diversity” – that is, the way in which team members’ cognitive preferences shape their roles on the team. Learning how to optimize that diversity can take your team from average to a true “innovating network” that can solve the toughest challenges. The AEM-Cube(TM) –…

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MBA Course in Agile Strategy and Collaborative Leadership

The Lab has launched its new course in Krannert on agile strategy and collaborative leadership. The course takes students through the key elements of how to lead an agile strategy process, when an organization faces an adaptive challenge. Unlike technical problems that can be dealt with through a linear logic process, adaptive challenges are far…

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Visualizing Cognitive Diversity in Teams & Organizations

The last few days we’ve been working closely with our colleagues at Human Insight Ltd to measure and visualize “strategic diversity,” or cognitive diversity in the context of strategic transformation. Complex technical and social challenges demand cognitively diverse teams to design effective strategies and solutions. Together with Human Insight, we can measure strategic diversity at the…

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Designing Strategic Diversity in Teams: An S-Curve Perspective

Each of us makes a unique contribution in our work to help organizations and communities design and execute strategy and in starting, scaling, and growing something new. Knowing where we best contribute, can be a first step in assembling the right team that is “strategically diverse” enough to take on these complex challenges. Based on…

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