Insights: Why Strategic Doing Beats Strategic Planning

A few weeks ago, I had a great conversation with Aga Bajer, of Culture Lab. In this interview, Aga and I discuss:

  • The value of practice and discipline versus skimming the surface of things
  • The need to slow down before going fast
  • The benefits of creating a safe space for deep, focused conversations
  • How power and hierarchy can stand in the way of collaboration
  • What adaptive challenges are and why they require a platform where people can come together as equals to solve them
  • How to frame a strategic conversation around opportunities rather than problems and what is the structure of framing questions
  • The value of engaging people around what an ideal solution would look like
  • The importance of thinking about what company you want to pass on to the next generations
  • Culture as a set pattern of thinking, behaving and doing