Archive for the ‘Strategy’ Category

Beyond Resilience: Black Swans, Anti-Fragility and Change

Random, extreme events:  What to do in a world we don’t understand.  Is it possible to develop characteristics to emulate strengths in nature in becoming anti-fragile as described by former wall street trader, now academic, Nassim Nicholas Taleb?  Since I wrote this post, I also followed it up with a SlideShare and presentation on Anti-Fragile […]


Two Tried & True Change Models – Evergreen for Agile Change

“There isn’t anything so practical as” a good model to help leaders, change agents and advocates explain what is happening in change and transition, paraphrasing Kurt Lewin.  An informed change leader can head off the deadly effects of compliance and indifference and increase true, community commitment with a good set of tools, facilitation skills and change research, informed by timely […]


It’s a Productivity Path: Mayo Clinic’s Enterprise Social Media & Innovation

On LinkedIn, I  was intrigued to read a local, social media strategist’s question about whether a private social network is an oxymoron. Oxymoron?! More like sweet music to a process/change consultant that has sweated over years about how to best help leaders engage the passion and full potential of their organization’s talent. Note: This post […]


Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, Transforming how health care is experienced and delivered

Photo: Second Life simulation via blog.centerforinnovation.mayo.edu The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation is one of the places at Mayo Clinic that participates in Second Life, a free 3D virtual world where users can socialize, connect and create using free voice and text chat.. The Mayo Clinic is doing some amazing things in the innovation space, […]


Future Midwest in Detroit, A Retrospective – Photo, Video Set

The Future Midwest 2011 conference kicked off April 28, 2011. Here are some highlights: Oliver Starr discussing Curation via Pearltree, Example – Louis Vuitton store in Milan, Guggenheim museum in NYC
The Chicago “New Architects including Manifest Digital, consulting + digital including a focus on disruption, change: highlighting generational differences and the role of leadership in dealing with Evening keynote by Dan Gilbert: vision for WEBward Avenue, Make Detroit cars sexy again, the importance of tech and creative companies coming to Detroit. Detroit as a tough, resilent, creative, tech hub.


TRENDS: Imagination, Passion, Innovation and Change as the New Pillars of Business

It’s not surprising to me that creativity and imagination, with social media listening, could be a key gateway to the future. I’ve certainly experienced what a lack of it does to work environments. Brian Solis, a respected author, blogger, national speaker who hits it right on regarding traits that represent the future of business.


Co-Creation in Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges & the Road to Commitment

Theory U features concepts intended to help leaders and managers in the public and private sector break through unproductive patterns of behavior. This includes not listening to their staff and clients’ and producing ineffective patterns of decision making. Otto Sharmer’s diagrams and practices include accessible illustration on paths in listening, for example, reinforced through the book, as a key focus on the left side of the U:


Company Priorities Reveal People Values and Forecast Long Term Profitability

People are usually a lower order value in many organizations, number seven (7) according to consultant Peter Block in his earlier writings.  In some rarified companies, the people rank is quite a bit higher, such as with SouthWest airlines, owing to its success in fractious airline industry. via flickr.com . Note:  This post was updated […]


Write Your Business Plan in Pencil and consider a Vision Board

Write your business plan in pencil!   Bob Reiss’s suggestion is a solace as well as a practical reminder of the nature of planning in a disruptive, ever changing world.   Just taking a few minutes think about the business categories of strategic, tactical and operational is useful when considering what business planning is meant […]


Choosing a Consultant

Consultants are strategy and a strategy. This post reminded me it was time to integrate as Reveln social media, org. dev. consulting, & leader coaching integrate further via the next generation Reveln website launched May 2010. For example, this post is from my mini-blog Posterous site – the framework will be joined by a promised post on performance & participative organizations supporting strategic agility, my last regular Wordpress entry. My very current list of mini-blogs is at the end of this entry including Reveln Consulting with over 13,000 site views as of April-May, 2010. Posterous is a happening mini-blog service. I’m glad to demonstrate how beautifully it works on the upgraded Reveln website. Thanks Mat Piccinato & Ross Johnson for the website support!