Category: Scenario Planning

Revamp Strategy With Scenarios That Unleash Possibilities

I recently met with a large technology delivery and consulting firm in Europe seeking new ways to define its future. After they shared their vision, I recommended that naming uncertainty would help them create an honest dialog about what they want to be, and how they should go about getting there. Vision statements are great but.

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Lessons from The Pursuit of Dominance in Search

Lessons from The Pursuit of Dominance in Search This strategic lesson comes from a strategy that by its very size precludes serious consideration of alternatives. Firms that don’t have the vision to challenge their own assumptions will falter. The big search firms hold at strategic positions tied too closely to their own success. More importantly,.

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Thinking Out Loud: Handcrafted Strategy

Thinking Out Loud: Handcrafted Strategy Handcrafted Strategy…I am preparing for a strategy session on Monday. Each of them is different. A process isn’t a process isn’t a process. If you approach strategy as a way to drive strategic thinking rather than check-off boxes in a flowchart, it is imperative that you envision where you want.

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Washington DC Needs Strategic Play

Washington DC Needs Strategic Play As I listen to the partisan bickering in Washington D.C., I mourn the loss of ideas that could be fueled by real engagement. Rather than lob old ideas and quick fixes across the aisle like rhetoric bombs, they should be finding a common ground for strategic play. Scenario planning, at.

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The Enlightening Bridge Between Art And Work

Sometimes I hear something on the radio and I feel compelled to embellish or comment. Today I heard a piece that was the high art of observation and extremely relevant to the topics of this blog. I will now let Alain De Botton speak for himself about the bridge between art and work:

The Enlightening Bridge Between Art And Work

Thank you to NPR for your continued enlightenment.

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The Permanent Temporary Workforce

The Permanent Temporary Workforce I loved the January 18. 2010 BusinessWeek cover emblazoned with: The Permanent Temporary Workforce. Inside, I didn’t love it so much, because workers went from permanently temporary, to disposable. Workers aren’t disposable. I believe the new workforce is empowered, entrepreneurial and game changing. The recession has created an impetus for change. The workforce will never.

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