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Managing from Clarity: Identifying, Aligning, and Leveraging Strategic Resources (free online course)

Managing from Clarity (10 sessions) This course develops your capacity to identify, align, and leverage strategic resources. This course is a companion to the book Managing from Clarity.  Parts of this course are conceptual and parts are quite technical.  Through this course, you will learn how to (1) map an organization’s strategy systemically, (2) identify strategic […]

Audio of “Thinking Strategically with Clarity”

Thinking Strategically with Clarity The following audio files, in MP4 format, introduce a systemic framework for strategy. [wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””][mp3-jplayer tracks=”Overview of the next hour@http://www.archive.org/download/ThinkingStrategicallyWithClarity/102OverviewOfTheNextHour.m4a, CRISP Criteria@http://www.archive.org/download/ThinkingStrategicallyWithClarity/103CrispCriteria.m4a, Reflecting on your CRISP Criteria@http://www.archive.org/download/ThinkingStrategicallyWithClarity/104ReflectingOnYourCrispCriteria.m4a, A Framework for CRISP thinking@http://www.archive.org/download/ThinkingStrategicallyWithClarity/105AFrameworkForCrispThinking.m4a, Where organizations have most problems@http://www.archive.org/download/ThinkingStrategicallyWithClarity/106WhereOrgsHaveMostProblems.m4a, GRASP Exercises@http://www.archive.org/download/ThinkingStrategicallyWithClarity/107GraspExercises.m4a, Summary of Session 1@http://www.archive.org/download/ThinkingStrategicallyWithClarity/108SummaryOfSession1.m4a”][/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””][mp3-jplayer tracks=”Introduction@http://www.archive.org/download/ThinkingStrategicallyWithClarity/201IntroductionToSession2.m4a, The […]

Strategic Clarity: Actions for Identifying and Correcting Gaps in Mental Models

Whether you are making quick resource-allocation decisions alone or collaborating with your executive team to set organizational strategy, what you see, what you advocate, and what you ultimately decide are influenced by the map of the world you carry around inside your head. In some ways, this map or mental model is unique to you, […]

Audio of “Managing from Clarity”

Managing from Clarity ISC President James Ritchie-Dunham reads chapters from the book he co-authored Managing from Clarity (Wiley, 2001). [mp3-jplayer tracks=”Introduction to the Book@http://www.archive.org/download/ManagingFromClarityAReadingByCo-authorJamesRitchie-dunham/MfcIntroductionToBook.mp3, Chapter 1: Introduction@http://www.archive.org/download/ManagingFromClarityAReadingByCo-authorJamesRitchie-dunham/MfcChapter1Introduction.mp3, Chapter 2: The GRASP Map@http://www.archive.org/download/ManagingFromClarityAReadingByCo-authorJamesRitchie-dunham/MfcChapter2TheGraspMap.mp3, Chapter 3: The Top to Bottom Gap@http://www.archive.org/download/ManagingFromClarityAReadingByCo-authorJamesRitchie-dunham/MfcChapter3TheTopToBottomGap.mp3, Chapter 4: Management’s Job@http://www.archive.org/download/ManagingFromClarityAReadingByCo-authorJamesRitchie-dunham/MfcChapter4ManagementsJob.mp3″]  

A Framework for Achieving Clarity for You and Your Organization

One of the keys to to being effective is to understand the complexity of your organization, what it seeks to achieve, and how you can contribute to that objective.  Through a series of exercises, you can gain clarity about these elements.  With an integrated understanding of what values drive the system’s behavior, how the parts […]

Managing from Clarity: Identifying, Aligning and Leveraging Strategic Resources

In searching for the organizational ‘magic’ that makes some businesses thrive and other fail, management gurus, academic seers and business leaders strive to articulate a single reason for success. Managers are then faced with analyzing numerous findings and trying to integrate the best elements from each view that makes sense to them. Managing from Clarity […]