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

AEM Training

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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Are You Prepared for Post-Traumatic Growth?

Ananya was an IT specialist for a pharmaceutical company and part of the team that helped ensure 24/7 support for hardware issues across the enterprise. Her company had been experiencing record profits and sustained growth for a number of years when a promising clinical trial unexpectedly had to be aborted in a very public, painful…

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Are Your People Flailing or Flourishing?

A few years ago, I served on a taskforce focused on building a talent pipeline in key industries like healthcare and manufacturing. It was a gathering of leaders from industry, government, and education, all interested in assuring that there was alignment between skills needs and the curriculum being taught in our educational institutions. One of…

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Plan, Do. Plan, Do. Repeat as Needed: Our Approach to Strategic Planning (and Doing)

Hutcheson Associates (HA) has deep expertise in helping organizations and communities in the development of strategic plans, in building local capacity to guide the ongoing implementation of the plan – adapting the plan as needed. Our approach includes three phases: (1) Strategic Discovery, (2) Strategic Roadmapping, and (3) Strategic Doing. Strategic Discovery. The focus of…

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