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Grasping Essentials When You’re NOT the Expert

What can a person do when he needs to quickly grasp essential knowledge and there is little opportunity to delegate the decision to an expert? This article provides you learn a technique for improving the effectiveness of your learning of specialist knowledge. I discovered a solution that finds a middle ground between formalized textbook-style learning and muddling through. This approach, works by asking focus questions and constructing propositions. The result is a hierarchical concept maps that renders a scaffold of relevant knowledge.I heartily endorse concept maps as a useful tool and hope you will practice and build skill. They are deceptively simple when you see a good one that has been developed by someone else. I encourage you to persist.

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Strategic Initiative Case Study: Destination Disney

Destination Disney was a strategic initiative that deployed a customer relationship management solution that transformed the customer experience at Disney World from product centric to guest centric. Greg Githens points out that an important leadership lessons is using the customer experience as a driver for the strategic initiative. 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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Good Meetings are Essential for Good Strategy

Practical tips for strategy meetings. The most important purpose of a meeting is making decisions. Continue reading

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Two Success Factors for Strategic Initiatives: Commitment and Alignment

Commitment and alignment drive the performance of a strategic initiative, and program management tools foster these two outcomes. Provides brief, working definitions. Continue reading

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Vision into Results….Definition of a Strategic Initiative

Defines strategic initiatives in terms of three outcomes and introduces implications for leadership and program management. Strategic initiatives are NOT the same thing as a strategic objective. This definition provides a practical tool for establishing a strategic initiative.
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