Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Strategic Doing - 10 Skills for Agile Leadership

Strategic Doing - 10 Skills for Agile Leadership is a book published in 2019 by Wiley and authored by Edward Morrison, Scott Hutcheson, Elizabeth Nilsen, Janyce Fadden, and Nancy Franklin. Famous musician Yo-Yo Ma (马友友) has written the foreword for it.

Undeniably, complex challenges are all around us nowadays. They impact our companies, our communities, and our planet. This complexity and the emergence of networks are changing the practice of strategic management.

Today’s leaders need to understand how to design and guide complex collaborations to accelerate innovation and change - collaborations that cross boundaries both inside and outside organizations.

Strategic Doing introduces you to the new disciplines of agile strategy and collaborative leadership. You’ll learn how to design and guide complex collaborations by following a discipline of simple rules that you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Unleash the power of true collaboration
  • Learn and master the 10 skills of agile leadership
  • Apply individual skills to targeted situations
  • Introduces a new discipline of leadership strategy

Filled with compelling case studies, Strategic Doing outlines a new discipline of leadership strategy specifically designed for open, loosely-connected networks.

The book’s authors are both practitioners and teachers of Strategic Doing, helping others to master the skills. Solidly based in research, Strategic Doing explains each of the skills in detail and clearly illustrates how individual skills are used as part of effective collaboration.

The 10 skills for agile leadership as discussed in the book encompass:
  • Create and maintain a safe space for deep, focused conversation
  • Frame the conversation with the right question
  • Identify your assets, including the hidden ones
  • Link and leverage assets to identify new opportunities
  • Look for the “Big Easy”
  • Convert your ideas to outcomes with measurable characteristics
  • Start slowly to go fast – But start
  • Draft short-term action plans that include everyone
  • Set 30/30 meetings to review, learn, and adjust
  • Nudge, connect, and promote to reinforce new habits

This 188 pages book is available in both physical format as well as e-book format.

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