Strategic conversations ** Conversations that have the potential to influence the future direction of an organization

Conversion is at its most powerful when it is strategic but what is a strategic conversation? You will find many different definitions on the web of what constitutes a strategic conversation but here is the one that I think is the most powerful. A strategic conversation is a conversation held by a small group of … Continue reading Strategic conversations ** Conversations that have the potential to influence the future direction of an organization

Conversation architect ** A conversation architect designs and convenes strategic conversations

Conversations frequently take place spontaneously in various contexts with little or no thought as to who should be involved or how they should be convened or managed. Spontaneous conversations are valuable but for some issues, it makes better sense to take a more formal, structured approach. Designing such meetings is the role of the conversation … Continue reading Conversation architect ** A conversation architect designs and convenes strategic conversations

Open, adaptive strategy * Make employees partners in the strategy process

There are two innovations taking place in the world of strategic planning that have the potential to transform the way that strategy is thought about, formulated and implemented. The one approach is called open strategy and the other adaptive or agile strategy. Open strategy is fundamentally about recognizing that no single CEO or small strategy … Continue reading Open, adaptive strategy * Make employees partners in the strategy process

Book about Strategic Conversations * Strategic conversations make employees partners in the strategy development process

Bruce Strong and J.-C. Spender discuss tools for building a successful and motivated workforce in their book, Strategic Conversations. Most organizations fail to take full advantage of their employees’ knowledge, initiative, and imagination. In their book, Strategic Conversations: Creating and Directing the Entrepreneurial Workforce, J.-C. Spender and Bruce Strong provide a guide for building entrepreneurial … Continue reading Book about Strategic Conversations * Strategic conversations make employees partners in the strategy development process