Get Clear

The purpose of a business is to solve a problem for a customer…which begs this question:

WHAT solution does your organization provide to

WHO and

WHY do they pay for it?

A way to think about it is that there are three dimensions to any business: WHAT, WHO, and WHY or in terms of Market (WHO), Problem (WHY), and Solution (WHAT).

Leaders tend to describe their organization in terms of one or two, but rarely all three, dimensions. The reason may be because thinking about  any three things at the same time challenges the mind. If anyone does think three completely different things all at once, it is hard to do it for any length of time.

The 2:56′ video above uses the graphic below to present a way to visualize an organization in terms of the problem it solves (or WHY anyone needs what the organization provides), for WHO (market), and with Continue reading Get Clear

Change Alone is Not Enough

Strategic Leadership is to change your organization the way you want. You don’t just want change, though, because change means different, not necessarily better.

We could say develop, which implies better, but towards what end? More specifically we want to improve but in what ways? What we want is to improve how well we do what we do, or performance, and how much of it we do, or growth.

In the end, a leader’s aim is almost always to perform better and grow faster. And that’s what the IntelliVen Leadership Immersion Program is about. We give you the power to change your organization so that it performs better and grows faster. Continue reading Change Alone is Not Enough

Your Case is the Course

Any organization is more likely to reach its potential to perform and grow when its leaders are clear about their organization today, where it is headed next and why, and when they know how it will get thereStrategic Leadership: Manage to Lead Using the Seven Truths introduces a straightforward yet rigorous way to describe and assess any organization as it exists and as its leaders would like it next to be considering external and internal threats and opportunities.

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Manage to Lead Immersion Program: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World

The Manage to Lead Immersion Program: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World from IntelliVen-U is available to executive leadership teams for the first time ever this summer.

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The program was originally developed for masters students at American University and subsequently also offered at the University of San Francisco and Golden Gate University. Executives have been able to engage in program content through a series of workshops but, up to now, have had no way to experience the entire program all at once. Continue reading Manage to Lead Immersion Program: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World

Change Initiatives Don’t Have to Fail

Pundits assert that change initiatives are highly likely to under-achieve their stated goals. They also tell us any number of reasons why initiatives fail.

IntelliVen-U’s executive course teaches the exact opposite. The Strategic Leadership Immersion Program: Manage to Lead using the Seven Truths, which provides a plan of action and tools that will make any change happen just the way you want, is appropriate for individual leaders and especially useful for teams of up to five leaders who want their change initiatives to succeed.

Click for a summary of the Seven Truths
Watch this short video introduction of the instructor and all Seven Truths.

Some leaders wonder: “Do I need to be a better manager?” or “Do I need to be a better leader?” The Seven Truths show how management works together with leadership, so you can: Manage to Lead.

Continue reading Change Initiatives Don’t Have to Fail

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