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Register for Our Annual Strategic Doing Conference

By Liz Nilsen / March 21, 2018 / Comments Off on Register for Our Annual Strategic Doing Conference

Join with other Strategic Doing practitioners from around the world at our third edition of this gathering. We’ll be hosted again this year by the University of North Alabama – who roll out the red carpet for attendees, showcasing both the area’s historic roots and the vibrant innovation ecosystem emerging from the Shoals area. The […]

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Strategic Doing and I-Corps at New Mexico State

By Ed Morrison / March 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Strategic Doing and I-Corps at New Mexico State

Arrowhead Center—the economic development and technology commercialization arm of New Mexico State University—has implemented Strategic Doing to support its I-Corps teams. From New Mexico State, Lauren Goldstein will be making a presentation on their progress at the Deshpande Symposium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. Based on her experience with the NMSU I-Corps site, Lauren […]

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Strategic Diversity: What It Means and Why You Should Care

By Liz Nilsen / March 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Strategic Diversity: What It Means and Why You Should Care

The Purdue Agile Strategy Lab has rolled out a new tool: Strategic Diversity. Strategic Diversity builds on the idea of the S-Curve. As we talk about in our workshops, an S-Curve is a useful model for thinking about change. One example we frequently use is “your grandparents’ economy” (eg, the heydey of heavy industry) vs. […]

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Training at the University of Oregon

By Ed Morrison / March 18, 2018 / Comments Off on Training at the University of Oregon

Over the past three years, the Lab has been building a partnership with the University of Oregon to become a affiliate in the Strategic Doing university network.  Earlier this month, Liz Nilsen of the Lab traveled to Eugene to assist Bob Parker of OU’s Community Service Center in conducting a 2.5 day training in Strategic Doing.  […]

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Strategic Doing: The Book

By Ed Morrison / March 16, 2018 / Comments Off on Strategic Doing: The Book

Strategic Doing, the book is coming along. A group writing project with five authors, the book project introduces the 10 skills of complex collaboration. The working title: “Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership.” Any kind of ready project is a challenge of maintaining discipline. When the writing project involves a group of authors, the challenge […]

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Strategic Doing in Corinth, MS

By Ed Morrison / March 10, 2018 / Comments Off on Strategic Doing in Corinth, MS

We scale our impact in agile strategy and Strategic Doing through a network of university partners. Here’s an example. Earlier this week, Doug Barrett of the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development at the University of North Alabama partnered with Joe Fratesi and Jeremy Murdoch of the Stennis Institute at Mississippi State University. This team […]

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Flint Continues to Innovate: Hugs for Unity

By Ed Morrison / February 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Flint Continues to Innovate: Hugs for Unity

For over five years, neighborhood leaders in Flint, Michigan have been developing new approaches to rebuilding their communities using Strategic Doing. Below, you can see a video we completed several years ago with the Flint core team. The Flint team continues to expand their networks and model new approaches to rebuilding disinvested communities. To capture […]

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New Collaboration with Novelist Noah Knox Marshall

By Scott Hutcheson / September 12, 2017 / Comments Off on New Collaboration with Novelist Noah Knox Marshall

We are excited to announce our new partnering with novelist Noah Knox Marshall. Together we will be creating a set of curricular resources to help middle school-age students learn the deep skills of collaboration needed to address complex technical and social challenges. Marshall is the author of the Dax Zander: Sea Patrol anthology, a nine-book […]

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Marketing workshops with video, spreading the Strategic Doing message

By Liz Nilsen / July 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Marketing workshops with video, spreading the Strategic Doing message

A frequent question we get is about marketing workshops: how do you get people to that very first conversation? One of the tangible benefits of being part of the Strategic Doing network is learning how others are using the discipline and using that information to sharpen your own practice. (Almost) everything I’ve learned about Strategic […]

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The cure for strategic planning burnout is in New Mexico

By Liz Nilsen / July 19, 2017 / Comments Off on The cure for strategic planning burnout is in New Mexico

Many of the people who attend our trainings are there out of desperation from too many strategic planning efforts that have taken months and resulted in little to no change. Ed Morrison has written about the shortcomings of strategic planning, which can be summed up as: it’s usually not very well-suited to the reality in […]

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