Good strategy is clear-eyed, imaginative, opportunistic and bold. It is rooted in the present, not some idea of the future. It can not be achieved in a linear way, but the attitudes and intuitions that give rise to it can be cultivated.
Systems Thinking Systems thinking tools help participants step out of their preconceived ideas to grasp the complexity and dynamics that drive their problem. It takes a wide angle lens and considers the total environment in which your organization operates. Remember: "If you think like you have always thought, you will get what you have always got."
Theory U has expanded on systems thinking and given us new tools for "leading from the future as it emerges. It fills a critical missing dimension in strategy development and complex problem solving
Strategy for Non profit and cause
related organizations When profits don't drive decision-making,
it can be difficult to stay focused on key priorities and objectives. Too
often strategy is a byproduct of the chase for funding or the latest hot idea,
which can result in a patchwork of programs and projects and diminished organizational
integrity and energy.