At the 2012 UMass Bateman Scholar Public Lecture, IntelliVen founder and CEO PeterD presented a 45 minute lecture that summarizes 35 years of insight gleaned from successfully helping dozens of organizations get on track to long-term growth and performance, generally in the role of leader or an adviser to the founder, owner, investor, and/or the CEO of ventures with between 2 and 20 people positioning to grow to 200 to 2000.
These insights have been honed while teaching at a number of universities, most recently at American University where he serves as an adjunct professor teaching Master’s Students in Organization Development about leadership and organization analysis and strategy and at the UMass Commonwealth Honors College where he has served as guest lecturer on Leadership.
Now, in the hope of helping you Manage to Lead, please see him present about 50, from a library of more than 400, slides that summarize ever-evolving insights and lessons learned by clicking on the image below:
Slides for Manage to Lead Seven Truths to Help You Change the World
The problem with the word strategy is that there are many different ways to use the word and it conjures up different things for different people in different contexts. See for example the key Questions on Strategy addressed in the Master of Science in Organization Development class on Organization Analysis and Strategy at American University in Washington, DC.
When asked “What is your strategy?” you might want to ask in reply “for what?” because every organization has many strategies. There is a strategy for selling, delivery, product management, product development, recruiting, people development, growth, and so on. Each strategy addresses how things are done now and how they will change to achieve a certain envisioned future.
It helps to answer the following questions when laying out your organization’s strategy:
What problem do you solve for whom, how? This gets at the three dimensions of any organization: