Tag Archives: Organizational Development

Director Business Transformation: Position Description & Relationship to Strategic Initiatives

Provides three examples of Director Business Transformation roles at Hertz, Sears, and SuperValu and suggests that there are similarities and distinctions with roles for VP, Director, or Manager of Strategic Initiatives. Continue reading

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Vice President, Director, Manager of Strategic Initiatives: Position Description Best Practices

Greg Githens reviewed a number of employment opportunities for individuals with the phrase “strategic initiatives” in the job title (and the trend is upward). Examples are Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Director of Strategic Initiatives, and Manager of Strategic Initiatives. This article provides a snapshot of five positions and commentary on trends and omissions. Continue reading

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Strategic Initiatives Case Study: Hospital and Health Care – Part 2

Describes 6 leadership lessons from transformation effort at St. Mary’s Duluth Clinic Heart Center (SMDC), including managing the portfolio of initiatives through balanced score card and strategy maps. Continue reading

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Strategic Initiatives Case Study: Hospital and Health Care – Part 1

Describes 5 leadership lessons for strategic initiatives, arising from Duke Children’s Hospital 10 years of positive results from performance improvement initiatives. Continue reading

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Strategic Initiative Case Study: IBM’s Speed Team

The IBM Speed Teams strategic initiative shows 7 leadership lessons for identifying and driving strategic business transformation. Continue reading

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How to Socialize a Vision? Choose From These Five Tactics

A practical tool for working with people to develop and adopt a shared vision for a strategic initiative program. The approaches are telling,selling, testing, consulting, and co-creating. Continue reading

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