Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions

Idea Architects

Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions. When was the last time you were in a session intended to produce good strategy that actually did so? Too often strategy conversations are anything but strategic. A tactic or a strategy? Oct 2003 (1).

Using Stories to Advance Your Strategy: Quotes and Questions

Idea Architects

Using Stories to Advance Your Strategy: Quotes and Questions. Labels: questions , story , strategy. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Dec 2002 (6).

Writing the Financial Policy : Off Stage

Off Stage

May 30, 2003. keep in sync with its changing strategies and assure its membership that. International Real Property Foundation, 2002. • Off Stage. 29, 2009 - Writing the Financial Policy. Writing An Association Financial Policy (Reprint) By Judith Lindenau, CAE, RCE.

Getting Married to Membership May Require Engagement First

Idea Architects

How would you adjust your recruitment and involvement strategies to capitalize on this potential shift? Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Dec 2002 (6).

Leadership Limerick: More than Just the Letter of the Law

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Watch Out for Unintended.

Idea Architects

Your dashboard indicators or balanced scorecard become not just metrics for gauging progress, but also mantras by which all strategy and tactics are determined? Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Timeless Questions, Timely Tactics

Idea Architects

Over the years, Ive developed a dozen questions to draw on during strategy conversations, ones that while timeless in nature almost always can generate new and timely responses. Labels: facilitation , questions , strategy. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1).

12 Simple Ways to Unleash More Creative Thinking

Idea Architects

Invite “wild cards,” to participate in your meetings and strategy sessions. A great deal of research validates the value of not focusing on the issue at hand as an effective strategy for generating new and powerful ideas. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: Gratitude, Not.

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: The Whole.

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: Time for.

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. ” Smart conference designers are thinking about the virtual and face-to-face components that complement their overall strategy and that their participants will compliment. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Dec 2002 (6).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Mission, Vision, Values: Catalysts.

Idea Architects

In 2002, the American Society of Association Executives Foundation identified Meaning Matters as one of the seven emerging issues affecting associations. Structure and strategy are merely tools to accomplish mission and vision, not things to be preserved at all costs. Oct 2003 (1).

Leadership Limerick: One Ending is Another Beginning

Idea Architects

Every Monday in 2011, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

Facilitation Friday #29: Six Questions for Decision-Making

Idea Architects

Labels: decisions , facilitation , facilitationfriday , strategy. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2).

Making the Most of the In Between: Facilitation Friday #30

Idea Architects

Instead of thinking of a workshop as an isolated learning experience, a committee meeting as a freestanding discussion, or a strategy session as a distinct and separate event, we need to design and facilitate them as a part of a longer chain of events, conversations, and meaning. Oct 2003 (1).

Facilitation Friday #22: Conversation Detours, Not Roadblocks

Idea Architects

Strategy sessions are about the future. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: People Are Starved for Real.

Idea Architects

Ill be doing so in the following new effort: Refresh Strategy Labs. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas.

Making a Difference in a World that Seems Different

Idea Architects

Organizations would be wise to copy this strategy, building in a commitment to more thoughtful reflection on an ongoing basis. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

What Kids Can Teach Us About Charitable Giving

Associations Now

Don’t discount the young when it comes to your fundraising efforts and strategy. To determine how charitable kids are, the study followed the same group of 903 children over two time frames—2002 to 2003 and 2007 to 2008—and asked them to report their giving in each period.

Facilitation Friday #19: Resisiting Resistance is Futile

Idea Architects

A strategy session with only staff feels different than one including both staff members and board members or other volunteers. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Five Lessons from the Road

Idea Architects

When we get sloppy with words like strategy, vision, mission, diversity, and many others, we do a real disservice to the deep meaning and full potential they represent. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Making Sponsorship Special Again

Idea Architects

Sue: Love the powerful way you framed this: becoming an agency for the sponsor and helping develop a strategy for them to realize their relationship goals. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1).

What Is Your Transparency Architecture?

SocialFish

Way back in 2003, Don Tapscott (of Wikinomics fame) and David Ticoll wrote a book called the Naked Corporation , and they have some good examples of companies that embraced transparency (without it necessarily being about salaries).