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Podcasts for Economic and Community Developers

By Ed Morrison / August 23, 2019 / Comments Off on Podcasts for Economic and Community Developers

A few weeks ago, I spent some time with Dennis Fraise of Develop This!, a podcast for economic and community developers. In this first podcast, I start by providing some background on the development of the Agile Strategy Lab at Purdue. The Lab is the place at Purdue where people learn the skills to address […]

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Fostering Collaboration on a Local Level

By Ed Morrison / August 23, 2019 / Comments Off on Fostering Collaboration on a Local Level

Jacob Moses and I explore how city leaders can grow their economies by fostering collaboration on a local level, including how to find existing assets in your community, how to encourage existing organizations to focus on a shared goal, and how to move forward by relentlessly focusing on “doing the doable”.

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Insights: Why Strategic Doing Beats Strategic Planning

By Ed Morrison / July 23, 2019 / Comments Off on Insights: Why Strategic Doing Beats Strategic Planning

A few weeks ago, I had a great conversation with Aga Bajer, of Culture Lab. In this interview, Aga and I discuss: The value of practice and discipline versus skimming the surface of things The need to slow down before going fast The benefits of creating a safe space for deep, focused conversations How power […]

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A Podcast for Workforce Developers

By Ed Morrison / July 10, 2019 / Comments Off on A Podcast for Workforce Developers

How do you design and guide complex transformations for workforce development? This podcast explores how workforce development professionals can learn a new set of skills to design and manage complex collaborations.  

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Agile Leadership Book

Celebrate National Book Day with Strategic Doing!

By Liz Nilsen / April 23, 2019 / Comments Off on Celebrate National Book Day with Strategic Doing!

As you can imagine, we have an idea about how you might do that! Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership is available for pre-order from all of the usual outlets – we have links on the book page. The book is perfect for that colleague, aspiring leader, or student of management who’s looking for […]

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Best Books from 2018

By Liz Nilsen / April 10, 2019 / Comments Off on Best Books from 2018

While we await the publishing of Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership, it seems a good time to re-cap the best books we read last year. Ed Morrison (the developer of Strategic Doing) picks a few every month to recommend in our monthly newsletter; here they all are in one place: The New Education: […]

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Strategic Doing book now available for pre-ordering

By Liz Nilsen / April 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Strategic Doing book now available for pre-ordering

The developer of Strategic Doing, Ed Morrison, has been urged many times over the years to write a book about Strategic Doing. There have been a few starts made at it, but it wasn’t until we started teaching the discipline that the organization of such a book became clear. A team coalesced to take on […]

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The book countdown is on…one week!

By Liz Nilsen / April 1, 2019 / Comments Off on The book countdown is on…one week!

After many, many emails from people asking “when can I get the book?” today marks an official milestone of sorts…we’ll officially begin encouraging pre-orders one week from today. Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership will give Strategic Doing a much broader platform to help people understand how they can confront complex challenges in their […]

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Using Strategic Doing to Accelerate Ecosystem Development

By Ed Morrison / March 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Using Strategic Doing to Accelerate Ecosystem Development

Universities can develop two distinct, overlapping ecosystems: one targets at start-ups; the second focuses on innovative companies. To date, most universities concentrate on the first, less so on the second. But a stronger innovation ecosystem creates near term opportunities to expand the university research base. We are currently working on several projects to strengthen innovation […]

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Teaching Strategic Doing With Simulation Games

By Ed Morrison / February 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Teaching Strategic Doing With Simulation Games

With Strategic Doing, we teach the multiple skills of complex collaboration with simulation games. Every organization is facing complex, wicked challenges. We are unprepared. Traditional management practices do not work well. We do not yet have the skills or the light weight collaborative processes we need to do deep, shared, strategic thinking quickly. Customized strategy […]

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