The Quest-Augmented Strategy Masterclass
Toward future relevance
I’ve come to realise that many folks have never really been shown how to develop strategy—it’s something they’ve haphazardly absorbed. Or if they have been taught, their version of strategy is more akin to ‘planning’, or some sort of tepid blend of linear incrementalism and superficial bandwagonism. This might be ‘fine’ for a stable, complicated and predictable world—but it’s woefully limited for pioneering in our volatile, complex and unpredictable world.
I also realise (and love) that some of the more progressive leaders positively relish the opportunity to have their team’s thinking challenged, and to court new and refreshing ways of doing things.
Either way, The Quest-Leading Masterclass is most apt. Together, we will unpack and investigate:
How to Augment Existing Strategic Efforts with Quests (the search for viable alternative options to the default).
How to work The Ethos of Antifragility into strategy by maximising upside (optionality) while minimising downside.
How to Explore Complex and Infinite Possible Futures to find strategic advantage and differentiation.
How to proactively Intuit and Monitor Potential Incoherencies between your current business model and multiple possible future contexts.
How to Develop and Maintain a Quiver of Options—potential strategic initiatives that may be enacted should the right future context manifest.
How to Conduct Safe, Modest and Effective Experiments to test the validity of strategic options and learn faster.
How to Bake Curiosity, Exploration and Experimentation into your operating rhythms and work culture.
This masterclass builds upon the ideas of my bestselling book—How to Lead a Quest, and can be condensed into a tailored workshop for larger audiences over a shorter time duration. It is ideal for smart, sceptical and/or senior executive leadership teams—particularly those who have ‘seen it all before’.* This masterclass brings crucial conversations to the table through deft facilitation and the use of contemporary frameworks.
* Having said that, this masterclass also works for new and emerging leaders—particularly if you are looking to rethink how leadership manifests in your organisation.
Shall we do this? Have questions? To get the proverbial rolling simply send my wonderful business partner Kim a short email, or use this form.
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