Category Archives: Strategy

Make Strategic Thinking Part of Your Job

It’s a common complaint among top executives: “I’m spending all my time managing trivial and tactical problems, and I don’t have time to get to the big-picture stuff.” And yet when I ask my executive clients, “If I cleared your … Continue reading

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Readings on Strategy & Complexity

This list has been developed based on a broad interpretation of the subject of ‘strategy & complexity’. Resources will therefore more, or less directly relate to ‘being strategic in the face of complexity’.  Many of the articles and reports referred … Continue reading

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Cognitive Culture – theoretical and empirical insights into Social Learning Strategies

Research into social learning (learning from others) has expanded significantly in recent years, not least because of productive interactions between theoretical and empirical approaches. This has been coupled with a new emphasis on learning strategies, which places social learning within … Continue reading

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Occupy the long view

What many in the Occupy movement are now searching for is a way to think collectively about strategy. I don’t know anyone who expects that a lone intellectual will emerge with The Way Forward. What are needed are tools that … Continue reading

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The social side of strategy

Crowdsourcing your strategy may sound crazy. But a few pioneering companies are starting to do just that, boosting organizational alignment in the process. Should you join them? Our objective in this article isn’t to present a definitive road map for … Continue reading

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Comparing Effectiveness of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Strategies

Read This research compares the performance of bottom-up, self-motivated behavioral interventions with top-down interventions targeted at controlling an ‘‘Influenza-like-illness’’. Both types of interventions use a variant of the ring strategy. In the first case, when the fraction of a person’s … Continue reading

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The Leaderful Fieldbook: Strategies and Activities for Developing Leadership in Everyone

Hierarchical, command-and-control leadership is no longer viewed as the optimal approach to manage people who work in global enterprises and who have the capability and interest to run their own operations. The global economy-the flattened world-demands a new type of … Continue reading

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Practice in research: phenomenon, perspective and philosophy

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Strategy as Practice

The Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice provides the first comprehensive overview of an emerging and growing stream of research in strategic management. An international team of scholars has been assembled to produce a systematic introduction to the various epistemological, … Continue reading

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