- Well Structured
- Concrete Examples
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Applicable – You’ll get advice that can be directly applied in the workplace or in everyday situations.
Analytical – You’ll understand the inner workings of the subject matter.
Background – You’ll get contextual knowledge as a frame for informed action or analysis.
Bold – You’ll find arguments that may break with predominant views.
Comprehensive – You’ll find every aspect of the subject matter covered.
Concrete Examples – You’ll get practical advice illustrated with examples of real-world applications or anecdotes.
Controversial – You’ll be confronted with strongly debated opinions.
Eloquent – You’ll enjoy a masterfully written or presented text.
Engaging – You’ll read or watch this all the way through the end.
Eye opening – You’ll be offered highly surprising insights.
For beginners – You’ll find this to be a good primer if you’re a learner with little or no prior experience/knowledge.
For experts – You’ll get the higher-level knowledge/instructions you need as an expert.
Hot Topic – You’ll find yourself in the middle of a highly debated issue.
Innovative – You can expect some truly fresh ideas and insights on brand-new products or trends.
Insider’s take – You’ll have the privilege of learning from someone who knows her or his topic inside-out.
Inspiring – You’ll want to put into practice what you’ve read immediately.
Overview – You’ll get a broad treatment of the subject matter, mentioning all its major aspects.
Scientific – You’ll get facts and figures grounded in scientific research.
Visionary – You’ll get a glimpse of the future and what it might mean for you.
Well structured – You’ll find this to be particularly well organized to support its reception or application.
To address today’s “wicked” problems, you and your company need a strategy that emulates the open, loose networks that govern daily life. Edward Morrison, Scott Hutcheson and Elizabeth Nilsen of the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab and their fellow Strategic Doing experts Janyce Fadden and Nancy Franklin offer 10 “agile leadership” skills to optimize your network strategy. The magic happens when members of your network share mutual trust and the courage to change, and combine their skills, knowledge and assets in new ways. The authors persuasively present their tactics as the right approach to complex, ambiguous and unpredictable global problems.
About the Authors
Edward Morrison directs the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab, where Scott Hutcheson is associate director and Liz Nilsen is senior program director. She guides the growth of Strategic Doing and manages the network of colleges that teach it. Janyce Fadden directs strategic engagement studies at the University of North Alabama. Nancy Franklin, of Franklin Solutions, consults with clients on facilitating strategic programs.