At DuPont, I was fortunate to work with Pete Compo as the ideas forming the Emergent Approach to Strategy were developed. In recent years I has been involved in the preparation of the Emergent Approach to Strategy and am the first affiliated partner to deliver to help…
The most common leadership failure is treating adaptive challenges as if they were technical problems. This failure is particularly true in strategy design and implementation as the discipline of strategy has not yet caught up to the needs of adaptive challenges.
As a young boy mesmerised by murmurations of starlings with my grandad in Norfolk I was filled with curiosity. How could the birds be organised to perform such complex dynamic manoeuvres? Little did I realise then how these summer evening displays would influence my business thinking in years to come..
The business press is seemingly clear – we are now living in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous VUCA world (as if it was not before!) Even if this really were a new paradigm as some claim it to be, have we adapted our approach to business strategy to reflect this VUCA environment?
2020 is approaching to the end. Needless to say, it has been a very hectic year and the best wishes on January 1st, 2021 will have a specific meaning. I do not remember any year in my career where so many aspects of the business have been impacted
Arkaro recently posted a LinkedIn poll with the question “What is most frustrating about your strategy process?” Poll results highlight agility but other issues are raised...and solutions offered
Staircase models are popular for breaking an overall high-level aspiration into sequential milestones, sometimes yearly. Staircases are a type of roadmap, and can be very useful visualisation of a plan, but they cannot be described as a strategy.
The Killer Problem #1 to change and innovation – achieving the aspirations is what matters – but aspirations are not directly actionable