Improving strategic thinking
Change projects help us look at the world differently and think differently. This calls us to improve our ability to think, individually and collectively.
Encouraging Strategic Thinking Worksheet
A guide for prompting strategic thinking for organizations.
Ways of Knowing (Theory of Knowledge)
Here's an academic crash course into some simple concepts that can help us think more strategically.
Ladder of Inference: How to Avoid Jumping to Conclusions
This structure may help turn everyday inquiries into decision and actions.
Learn about the complex topic of “cognitive dissonance,” and how people deal with it.
The Effort Effect
Explore your outlook on “ability.” Can it be developed?
Growth Mindset Infographic
Explore how our mindsets lead us to certain responses and results.
Tools & Resources
A helpful toolkit for leaders and consultants with a valuable series of articles and best practices for facilitating visioning with teams and organizations.
Strategic planningWhen starting a project with a new team, the first item we always ask for is their strategic plan. The stronger the base of a strategic plan, the stronger a foundation for learning.
Strategic (And Successful!) Planning
This framework may help optimize your strategic planning process.
Strategy and Planning Toolkit
This toolkit may help you with effective strategic thinking and ultimately with strategic planning.
VAST Strategic Campaign Plan Outline
VAST: Vision, Assessment, Strategy, Tactics. This document is helpful in thinking through a strategic campaign plan.
Emergent strategiesWe are grateful for Adrienne Maree Brown’s work on emergent strategy, and have found it a useful starting point for many projects.
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