In Strategic Doing, the agile approach to strategy we use at Hutcheson Associates, moving from “What could we do?” to “What should we do” involves evaluating a number of potential strategic opportunities using our “Big Easy” criteria. The Big Easy calls on the strategy team’s collective intuition to decide which opportunity will likely have a BIG…

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What a busy and exciting time the first two months of the year has been. Here’s a little bit of what we’ve been up to. We’ve launched both Strategic Doing Pilots and Strategic Doing Transformation Initiatives to help organizational and civic leaders tackle complex challenges like: How do you design an entrepreneurial ecosystem within a large research university?…

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If you’ve read our book Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership I hope you read the forward. It was written by virtuoso cellist Yo-Yo Ma and he offers some wonderful perspectives. Yo-Yo has helped us gain some valuable new insights about organizational agility. Part of what makes a great musician a…well…great musician, is their brain’s…

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We really like this thinking from Ron Ashkenas. He urges leaders to set “zesty goals.” These are goals that are short term, high priority, and challenging – goals for which there is a sense that they must be achieved! This is not too dissimilar to the notion of looking for the “Big Easy” that we refer to…

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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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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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Strategic Diversity

Strategy, growth, and innovation 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 an individual. Groups, organizations, and even groups of organizations have a much better chance of designing the…

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Our companies, our communities, and our planet are facing unprecedented challenges – challenges that will not be solved by a small group of people from a single entity. Today’s leaders need a new mindset and skillset designed to harness the power of collaborative networks. These networks span the boundaries that are holding us back: organizational…

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Strategy, as an organizational discipline, got its real start with the military – the term comes from a Greek word meaning “generalship.”  Fast forward a few millennia, and we know it best in the context of “strategic planning,” a field that got a big boost in the 50s and 60s as it was introduced in…

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