Welcome to the Agile Strategy Lab!

You’ve probably landed on this page from one of Lab founder Ed Morrison’s older LinkedIn posts. While Ed’s no longer the director, the Lab continues to explore how networks of loosely joined people can tackle wicked problems by designing and guiding their conversations.

We encourage you to look around the website to see what the Lab is all about, including a number of online courses we offer, and let us know how we can help you.

Amplify This: Blog Posts

Our blog includes longer-form reflections on ideas we share on LinkedIn, as well as other Lab news.

Strategic Doing: The Book

If you haven’t already, we recommend reading Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership, which contains critical lessons on how to help organizations tackle complex challenges. The book describes a set of skills that anyone – no matter what their official title in an organization – can use to make their conversations, meetings, and teams more effective. It’s available as a physical book, an e-book, and in audio formats.

Here’s what people are saying about the book:

“I’ve been investigating how organizations’ working environments influence a group’s ability to achieve their goals for two decades. In my consulting and research, I’ve seen organizations where employees can excel and contribute at their very highest levels – and others in which fear rules the workplace. This book provides insight into the practices and behaviors that help build high-performing groups. Readable and practical guidance for every organization and team.” Amy C. Edmondson, Harvard Business School

“Most of us like the idea of collaborating with others, but we don’t do it. Some of us try very hard to make collaboration work, but too often, we fail. So, are there rules for collaborating? The answer is yes, and this valuable book sets them out clearly and succinctly. An important contribution.” Robert Reich, University of California at Berkeley, former US Secretary of Labor

“I’ve been waiting for this book all my life. Strategic Doing is precisely what we need at this moment. In a fast-changing world, filled with disruption, with institutions not equipped to absorb or deal with the pace of change, here is a way of thinking and acting; here is an agile strategy that makes collaboration take place at the necessary speed for social good.”  Yo-Yo Ma

Learn more: Video on Wicked Problems

If you arrived here from Ed’s most popular LinkedIn post, on wicked problems, here’s a video that provides a fuller explanation of that concept: