What can top federal government leaders do to improve performance today?

Why have federal government leaders always been overly challenged by workplace performance issues? There are many reasons, yet few solutions. Without the proper mechanisms and leadership in place to manage poor performance, agencies have and will continue to struggle to improve individual and organizational performance. However, sometimes the cure can be worse than the cold. […]

The Evolution of Teamwork in Today’s Complex World

Exploring New Ways to Build Teams as an Adaptive Leader In today’s constantly changing business environment, organizations need adaptive leaders who can make quick decisions and adjustments when their team, business, or even industry calls for it. Understanding the big picture, like paying attention to what is shifting in your industry or beyond, is key […]

3 Ways Qualitative Data Can Help Project Leaders

Qualitative data: observations that can’t necessarily be measured or quantified. Qualitative data helps provide project leaders a more holistic view of a problem or issue at hand. While the ability to analyze hard data is an incredibly valuable skill for a leader, having a complete skill set that includes relational skills is becoming more necessary […]

4 Keys to Unlocking Transformational Change

Transformational change in business is inevitable. Does your organization have the right leadership to manage it? Most new projects or strategic initiatives have organization-wide implications. Often, anyone in the business who might be affected could be resistant to change. Managing transformational change is integral to strategic and adaptive leadership. Understanding how to bring everyone, from […]

Combating Complexity as an Adaptive Leader

3 Ways to Navigate Complexity in Your Organization Challenges for project leaders continue to emerge. While polishing your technical skills can help you manage the scope, budget, and schedule of projects, developing an adaptive mindset and skill set can help you better handle challenges you might not have encountered before. One growing challenge project leaders […]

Spring Into Action on the Duke University Campus

In our complex business world, the pressure increases daily to get things done faster and better than the day before. To stay ahead, organizations need a new playbook: leaders who know how to respond to challenges and seize opportunities, faster and better. Strategy Execution’s Adaptive Strategic Execution Program (ASEP), established in partnership with Duke Corporate Education, […]

Don’t Take Our Word For It: A Testimonial from a Learning and Development Professional

Making Sense of Complexity On Campus at Duke The following testimonial was written by Jared Hagen and originally posted on LinkedIn: Last December, I attended an inspiring course titled “Making Sense of Complexity.” A complex situation is defined as an environment that is unpredictable with unknowable outcomes and issues. Our environment is changing. More and more […]