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Aligning Technical and Social Systems with Strategic Doing

By Ed Morrison / January 9, 2023 / Comments Off on Aligning Technical and Social Systems with Strategic Doing

The US is good at invention but not very good at implementation. We have generated a boatload of Nobel prizes but stumble at the broader challenges of technology adoption and […]

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Narrowing Our Ingenuity Gap With Innovating Networks

By Ed Morrison / December 4, 2022 / Comments Off on Narrowing Our Ingenuity Gap With Innovating Networks

Our ingenuity gap continues to grow. Our inability to design and guide “innovating networks” has led to the gap. But here’s the good news. We can close the gap if […]

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Understanding the Difference Between Goals and Outcomes

By Ed Morrison / September 30, 2022 / Comments Off on Understanding the Difference Between Goals and Outcomes

Yesterday, a colleague asked why we don’t use the term “goals” with Strategic Doing. Instead, we focus on outcomes that we can measure. What’s the difference? The drawing below explains. […]

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Guidelines for Middle Managers to Innovate

By Ed Morrison / August 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Guidelines for Middle Managers to Innovate

With our work in #strategicdoing, we often are connecting with the Middle, managers looking for new ways to innovate, new ways to link and leverage networks to get complex work […]

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The Importance of Reflective Practice: Learning as You Do

By Ed Morrison / June 12, 2022 / Comments Off on The Importance of Reflective Practice: Learning as You Do

Put on your boots.  In this post, we are heading into the swampy lowlands of real-world problems.  The Swampy Lowlands But first, some background. Each year, the BBC presents a […]

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Strategic Doing Becoming an Eco-Friendly Website

By Mary Margaret Epps / May 12, 2022 / Comments Off on Strategic Doing Becoming an Eco-Friendly Website

StrategicDoing.net is one of the first organizations to be certified as having an eco-friendly website.  We are delighted to announce that we have received the Eco-Friendly Website Accreditation for our […]

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Strategic Doing and the Iceberg Model

By Ed Morrison / September 6, 2021 / Comments Off on Strategic Doing and the Iceberg Model

Strategy in open networks — teams, collaborations, clusters, and ecosystems — is different. Successful network-based strategies require us to think differently, behave differently and do our work together differently. Making […]

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Self-Discovery in Strategic Doing

By Liz Nilsen / June 27, 2021 / Comments Off on Self-Discovery in Strategic Doing

This reflection, from Angie Jordan of Iowa City, delves into the role of self-discovery in Strategic Doing. Angie finds herself on the “exploratory” end of the S-Curve that we discuss […]

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Civic conversations: can we stop shouting?

By Liz Nilsen / June 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Civic conversations: can we stop shouting?

The last few years have given us plenty of bad habits to break, but one of the most vexing questions facing us now might be, can we stop shouting at […]

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Cognitive Diversity – a powerful tool for strategy

By Liz Nilsen / May 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Cognitive Diversity – a powerful tool for strategy

Your organization probably has a DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion) plan, but we’re betting it doesn’t include cognitive diversity – a powerful tool for strategy in teams and organizations. Cognitive […]

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