AEM-Cube: Connecting People to Growth, Innovation, and Strategic Transformation

Growth, innovation, and strategic transformation are team sports, not solo ventures. Complex undertakings like these require a variety of ideas, mindsets, and areas of expertise to achieve results. This required variety doesn’t rest within the mind or experiences of any one individual, no matter how brilliant. Groups, organizations, and even groups of organizations have a…

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Strategic Doing Masterclass: Spring 2021 Cohort

What a joy it was to get to know this inspiring group of leaders who participated in our most recent Strategic Doing Masterclass. So happy to welcome them to the Strategic Doing Practitioner community. Each of these individuals is already doing remarkable work in their organizations and communities. We designed our masterclass to give leaders…

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From Pipelines to Platforms

In their article in the Harvard Business Review, Van Alstyne, Parker, and Choudary (2016) point to the need for new mindsets and models for value creation. They contend that many organizational leaders have a “pipeline” view of how value is created. The authors make the case that this pipeline approach results in organizations and programs…

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The Sounds of Change

Scott teaches a course at Purdue called Leading for for Change and Innovation. Early in the semester the students create a collaborative Spotify playlist of songs about change that are meaningful to the students. As you might imagine, the activity results in an amazingly eclectic collection. If you would like to listen to the playlist…

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Spring 2021 Strategic Doing Masterclass Practitioner & Certification Training

Tomorrow, May 25, we kick off our Spring 2021 Strategic Doing Masterclass Practitioner and Certification Training. We have an amazing group of leaders in this cohort from these organizations: St. Jude’s Research Hospital – ALSAC Toyota Material Handling United Way Purdue University Indiana State University University of Nebraska This training filled up quickly. Interested in…

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You need a strategy process that’s “just right.”

We’re convinced that one of the reasons so many leaders find our approach to strategy, Strategic Doing, so appealing is that it is, what we sometimes refer to as, “lightweight.” What we mean is that it isn’t a heavy process that will bog down you and your leadership team, in terms of your time and…

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Swag!

It looks like face-to-face trainings will be resuming soon! Our next Strategic Doing Masterclass, however, will be virtual. So, we’re assembling some swag bags to send the members of our next cohort. The masterclass begins on May 25 and there is still a slot or two left. We would love to have you!

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Strategic Hiring Analytics

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Resumes and transcripts. Job postings and interviews. These are important artifacts in the matchmaking that occurs between job candidates and the organizations that hire them. They usually do a good job of helping match the knowledge, experience, and qualifications acquired by the candidate and required for the job. What they don’t do very well, however, is explicitly communicate a way…

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