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Integrating Strategic Doing with NSF’s I-Corps

By Ed Morrison / May 21, 2018 / Comments Off on Integrating Strategic Doing with NSF’s I-Corps

Our colleague from New Mexico State, Lauren Goldstein, has pioneered the integration of Strategic Doing with the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) initiative. I-Corps helps faculty move ideas into commercial markets. Lauren will be doing a webinar on Monday June 18 from 1PM to 2PM. Join us! http://bit.ly/icorpsandSDwebinar  

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Managing Purdue’s undergraduate growth

By Ed Morrison / May 16, 2018 / Comments Off on Managing Purdue’s undergraduate growth

We are working with the Purdue leadership to design and guide a set of strategies to support the explosive growth of our undergraduate student body. Today one of the work teams developed success characteristic and metrics for six different strategic opportunities and they did it in 90 minutes. Strategic Doing is fast and lightweight. A […]

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Building aerospace talent in Rockford

By Ed Morrison / May 15, 2018 / Comments Off on Building aerospace talent in Rockford

Our colleagues in Rockford used Strategic Doing to design this innovative initiative to fill the aerospace talent pipeline. The Rockford paper ran a great article on their work. Read more here. Rockford, Illinois is a global center of excellence in advanced manufacturing, particularly in aerospace.  This critical sector of the economy is threatened by a […]

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New Trail Map for Table Guide Training.

By Ed Morrison / May 11, 2018 / Comments Off on New Trail Map for Table Guide Training.

Guiding a complex collaboration with simple rules takes practice. We have developed a Trail Map to speed the process. The Trail Maps provides Table Guides with step-by-step, rule-by-rule tips on how to guide a Strategic Doing conversation. Practitioners will be able to get their hands on the Trail Map in June.

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Strategic Doing Training in The Netherlands

By Ed Morrison / April 28, 2018 / Comments Off on Strategic Doing Training in The Netherlands

From April 23-25, we conducted our 2 1/2 day Strategic Doing training and The Hague. Fourteen professionals joined us, including four representatives from the library system in The Netherlands and three people who flew in from Beijing. We are conducting our training in The Netherlands with our partner Human Insight. We continue to integrate our […]

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Accelerating Collaboration in Puerto Rico

By Ed Morrison / April 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Accelerating Collaboration in Puerto Rico

Liz Nilsen and Ubaldo Cordova collaborated to create a powerful learning experience over the last week in Puerto Rico. Liz started by assembling a  six-member Strategic Doing faculty team.  The team included Rena Cotsones and Marco Lenis from Northern Illinois University; Janet Holsten from the University of North Carolina; Michon Hicks  from the Department of […]

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Cleaning Up the North Carolina Coast with Strategic Doing

By Ed Morrison / April 2, 2018 / Comments Off on Cleaning Up the North Carolina Coast with Strategic Doing

Here’s a good example of Strategic Doing put right to work. Gloria Putnam, with North Carolina Sea Grant, North Carolina State University, attended a workshop we conducted in Delaware With Sea Grant universities in the fall of 2017. This spring, she worked with her colleagues to organize the Debris-Free NC Collaborative Workshop held in February […]

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Purdue Experiments with Strategic Doing Pop-up Class

By Ed Morrison / April 2, 2018 / Comments Off on Purdue Experiments with Strategic Doing Pop-up Class

The Purdue Agile Strategy Lab is launching an experiment with “pop-up” classes in agile strategy.  A pop-up is an informal class of about 90 minutes in which students engage in interactive learning experience. Working in collaboration with The International Student Peer Coaching Program within the College of Engineering, the Lab launched our first pop-up class on […]

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Strategic Doing Team Heads to Puerto Rico

By Ed Morrison / April 2, 2018 / Comments Off on Strategic Doing Team Heads to Puerto Rico

We have confirmed that we are heading to Puerto Rico for a week, April 4-10. We are working with our colleagues with the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, a land grant university. We are providing free services as a contribution to help our colleagues in their recovery. Our host is the Puerto Rico Science Technology […]

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Strategic Diversity in Teams: Training April 16-17

By Ed Morrison / April 2, 2018 / Comments Off on Strategic Diversity in Teams: Training April 16-17

We’re finding more and more value in the concept of “strategic diversity” – that is, the way in which team members’ cognitive preferences shape their roles on the team. Learning how to optimize that diversity can take your team from average to a true “innovating network” that can solve the toughest challenges. The AEM-Cube(TM) – […]

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