One of our first reads of the new year is The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker. Like you, we ask people to gather a lot. At Purdue Scott asks his students to gather for class. At Hutcheson Associates we ask colleagues to collaborate with us on projects.…

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We live in a fast-changing world requiring both organizations and individuals to be agile. Thankfully, adapting to changing environments is part of human nature. People are also inherently curious and seek ways to grow, develop, and innovate. Each individual approaches change, growth, and innovation differently. How do you organize all these different perspectives successfully? The…

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Hello. If you’ve found your way here, chances are it is as a result of an online course in which you were introduced to Strategic Doing in the context of the complex, often “wicked,” problems associated with healthcare. You were promised more information about how you could continue learning about Strategic Doing as a discipline…

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Innovation is a contact sport. Course Description: This course asks learners to view innovation through the lens of collaboration – as a phenomenon that occurs horizontally across boundaries. Learners will gain insights and skills to design and guide the conversations, platforms, and ecosystems that lead to shared-value innovation. The course brings together theories and insights from a variety of disciplines…

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A just society is a society that if you knew everything about it, you’d be willing to enter it in a random place. – John Rawls Purdue Course Catalogue Description: A review of current managerial, education, and development theories and practices; discussions of fundamental social, economic, and political changes affecting business and the art of managing; implications of…

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It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. – Charles Darwin Purdue Course Catalogue Description: Introduction to and overview of fundamental concepts of leading organizational change and innovation. Detailed Course Description: Change is as inevitable as the passing of…

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ExecutionDNA helps organizations transform by aligning mission, vision, and strategy with action, outcomes, and impact. In other words, we help you get (strategic) stuff done! The Problems Organizations Are Facing Strategic planning is easy. Strategic doing is hard.  Strategic direction gets set in the c-suite; but execution fails somewhere between there and the front line.   Strategy gets articulated in documents and…

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Full Spectrum

Why Values, Purpose, and Culture? There’s been no shortage of books, TedTalks, and another content related to values, purpose, and culture in organizations. Simon Sinek’s Start with Why has been broadly embraced. Minister and author Rick Warren’s message of being “purpose-driven” has resonated far beyond churches.  It is no surprise that leaders and managers have a strong interest…

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At the heart of the Strategic Doing discipline is connection – how we connect with one another so that we can think and do together. When we connect we are able to get more done, to innovate, and to accelerate transformation in our organizations, our communities, and for our planet. What Is Strategic Doing? Strategic Doing…

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