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. While the debate rages on about whether or not strategic planning as a process is alive, dead, or on life support (see here , here , and here ), organizations must still craft strategy. A tactic or a strategy? Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4).

Using Stories to Advance Your Strategy: Quotes and Questions

Idea Architects

Using Stories to Advance Your Strategy: Quotes and Questions. Labels: questions , story , strategy. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. 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.

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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? 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. 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.

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. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. 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: 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? 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. 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: The Whole.

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. 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.

Leadership Limerick: Innovation Requires Many Contributions

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. 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: 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. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 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. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. 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.

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. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3).

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. In our increasingly collaborative workspaces, everyone (Particularly association volunteers) must be capable of facilitating project teams, group meetings, conference calls, strategy conversations, and other interactions with colleagues. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 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. How that is accomplished—the structure and strategies used—should be flexible and ever-improving, not shackled by rigid plans and inflexible procedures. Structure and strategy are merely tools to accomplish mission and vision, not things to be preserved at all costs. Labels: mission , strategy , values , vision.

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. By the way, after offering the program twice this year (packed houses both times) ASAE will again offer a full-day session in DC in August 2012; date TBA. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4).

Facilitation Friday #22: Conversation Detours, Not Roadblocks

Idea Architects

Strategy sessions are about the future. Facilitation: How to Maximize Individuals Contributions and Commitments on Tuesday, August 21, in Washington, DC, for the American Society of. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4).

Facilitation Friday #29: Six Questions for Decision-Making

Idea Architects

Labels: decisions , facilitation , facilitationfriday , strategy. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. 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 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. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2).

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. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. 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.

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. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. 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: 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. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. 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: 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. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Aug 22, DC, AVAILABLE at a special rate. 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. 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.

Report: Terror Risk Tops Safety Concerns for Business Travelers

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and Europe could be driving these concerns, the report notes, even though fatalities from terror attacks have affected Americans only rarely since 2002. These other risks—such as illness, political instability, natural disaster, and theft—are far more probable and can be more easily prevented or mitigated through an effective risk management strategy.”. More than half of respondents rated Washington, DC.,