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Don’t Just Change: Perform Better and Grow Faster

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 Manage to Lead Immersion Program is about. We give you the power to change your organization so that it performs better and grows faster.

Our mission is to help you as leaders, teams, and organizations get clear, aligned, and on track to reach your potential to perform and grow. The program road map shows how we do it.

The MtL Immersion Program is ten modules organized into three segments:

  • Get Ready Modules 1-5 reveal how to describe an organization as it exists in the present and prioritize ways to improve its performance and growth.
  • GO Modules 6 – 8address how to plan and govern Strategic Initiatives to effect intended change.
  • Guide Modules 9 and 10 are about how to efficiently keep track of progress and provide management attention for success.

Every module includes new material, accessed via a Learning Management System hosted by a major university, thay you apply on a practice case and then on your case, first on your own, then with your team, then across teams and with outside executives and, finally, with instructors.

Certificates of completion, competence, and distinction are awarded based on preparation, participation, and quality of your Final Project submission.


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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.

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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.

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How CEO’s should use Accountability Boards and Subject Matter Experts to help their organization perform and grow.

How to set up and use accountability boards.

Every leader stands to benefit from the opportunity to regularly review with outsiders what s/he seeks to do, what has been done to do it, what has happened and what has been learned so far, and what s/he plans to do next.

It is harder to set up, operate, and benefit from outside help than it may first appear. Click the featured image above for a slide presentation of lessons learned and best practices that, if followed, will lead to improved performance and growth thanks to help from Accountability Board Members and Subject Matter Experts.

IntelliVen CEO to appear as World Strategy Week Panelist on the Role of Leaders in Strategy Success

World Strategy Week World Strategy Week is a worldwide, virtual event featuring the best experts and leaders in strategy, strategic planning, and strategic management to inspire, engage and innovate.

Leaders are on the hot seat in today’s shifting business and social environment.  Leadership skills and practices that might have delivered results and strategic success in a more static environment are less likely to work now. Continue reading IntelliVen CEO to appear as World Strategy Week Panelist on the Role of Leaders in Strategy Success

Peter DiGiammarino to Appear on Critical Mass for Business Radio Show

Press Release 2014 09 09 screenshotIntelliVen is pleased to announce that Richard Franzi will interview Peter DiGiammarino, CEO of IntelliVen, live on his Critical Mass for Business Radio Show on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 4:00 Pacific time. Peter will be the show’s featured guest and will talk about his book Manage to Lead: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World.

As a leader who has served successful companies in the role of CEO, Peter knows how to develop and lead teams of high-powered, driven professionals.  His emphasis is to create and implement plans that are true to the organization’s market, offerings, competence, and purpose.  Today, as CEO of IntelliVen, Peter and his team help middle market companies achieve their full potential to perform and grow.

On Critical Mass for Business, Peter will talk about the seven truths every leader must acknowledge and wrap into his or her life.   These truths emerged in a career that spans business, not-for-profits, government, and academia – and Peter will talk about how they can make the difference between success and failure.

About Critical Mass Radio Show

Critical Mass for Business Radio Show airs three times a week on radio station Richard hosts the popular internet-based business talk radio focused on topics of interest to CEOs running middle market firms across North America.  Critical Mass for Business Radio Show is available on iTunes, and Learn more at