Generating Value Through Purpose, Not Just Profit

The concept of organizational purpose demands that we redefine how to create and measure business value Although business value historically has been defined by a company’s profitability, value is beginning to be understood in new ways. Put simply, in order for a project to be worth pursuing, it needs to provide increased value to your […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Top 10 Adaptive Leadership Trends for 2018

We’re excited to announce the release of our Top 10 Adaptive Leadership Trends for 2018. This year’s trends reflect project management’s continued evolution into a blended discipline, incorporating new adaptive approaches and skill sets. While new technology has enabled greater interconnectedness and efficiency, it has also changed the way and speed of doing business. We’re […]

Agile: The Sixth Sense

By: Bill Donnelly | Director, SLG & EI Government Markets | Strategy Execution I was flipping the remote and stumbled upon one of my favorite movies; The Sixth Sense. The key point in the movie which I assume requires no spoiler alert; is when the child Cole, explains to Bruce Willis’ character that “I see […]

Webinar Recap: Negotiating the Complexity Chasm

The business environment today is more complex than ever before. As a result, the projects that power an organization’s strategy are also increasing in complexity. During our recent #StratExLive webinar, Strategy Execution’s Vice President of Product Management, Jonathan Gilbert, and Global Head of Duke CE Labs, Tony O’Driscoll, discussed how this environmental complexity directly affects the […]

The Long-Term Vision of Project Management

Much of a project manager’s role deals with short-term thinking, such as day-to-day tasks. But that is in the process of changing, and managers are likely to start spending more time with teams, developing leadership, and focusing on planning for longer term goals. However, day-to-day tasks still have to be managed, and leaders can’t be […]