Topic: Strategy

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road: The Journey of a Learning Organization

One sunny summer day in July of 1994, the executive team of Gerber Memorial Health Services (GMHS) set off to attend a three-day seminar …

A Systemic Approach to Strategy

In Managing from Clarity: Identifying, Aligning and Leveraging Strategic Resources(John Wiley & Sons,2001), Jim Ritchie-Dunham and Hal Rabbino offer a new approach to systems …

Size Does Matter: “Success to the Successful” for American Biotech Firms

Apparently, size does matter these A days—particularly in the American biotech industry. According to Hambrecht and Quist, an investment bank, large biotechnology companies …

Planning to Deal with the Unpredictable

It is increasingly accepted that the metaphor of the organization as a complex adaptive system gives a better understanding of management issues than …

Planning for Multiple Futures

Some books have lengthy lives—a measure perhaps of how much they touch their times. Peter Schwartz’s The Art of the Long View: Planning …

A California Dream Becomes a Nightmare

We’ve all heard the saying “Be careful about what you wish for; you just might get it.” In the case of the California power …

Using “Limits to Success” as a Planning Tool

Any successful product or company begins with a plan for achieving success. But oftentimes people are better prepared for dealing with failure than for …

A Framework for Achieving Clarity for You and Your Organization

I am going to take things you already know and show you how to put that knowledge to work in your organization. One of …

Everyone’s Problem to Solve: Systems Thinking Cross-Functionally

Several years ago, I was approached by a California-based software firm focused on electronic design automation. Their software enabled hardware engineers to efficiently design …

The Promise of Systems Thinking for Shifting Fundamental Dynamics

People in Guatemala—smart people—were working harder, hiring brighter people, raising more money, doing better projects, and getting improved results. And yet, what they sought …