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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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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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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Promise-Based Management

How to you get people to move from talk to action? In our approach to strategic transformation we use series of short-term Strategic Action Plans to document the collection of action items people take on. Our methods are informed by promised-based management as described by Sull and Spinosa in a 2007 Harvard Business Review article.…

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Mental Contrasting: Because Wanting It Bad Enough Isn’t Good Enough

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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A Busy Start to 2021

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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Is Your Organization a Virtuoso Performer?

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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