changemaking systems strategic thinking
organizational consultant
strategy consultant



Surfing

Strategic Thinking

     "SURFING"

  • Seeing
  • Understanding
  • Reconfiguring
  • Focusing

 Seeing:

  • Realistic, candid analysis of what is NOW, without denial or avoidance.  Strengths...weaknesses...current rules of the game.
  • Us / Me?  The customer?  The competition?
  • Special attention to the context, outside-the-box, outside of the rules of the game.  Draw analogies.
  • Anticipate the FUTURE, probabilities, developments, implications of the now.

Understanding:

  • Reflect, make meaning. What are the advantages?  The vulnerabilities?

Reconfiguring:

  • Repattern within and out-of-the-box, like turning a kaleidoscope.  Being imaginative and elastic with the mind.  Break the rules of the game, the assumptions.
  • How might I leverage my advantages?  How might I neutralize my vulnerabilities?

Focusing:

  • Focus in on key targets of importance, key leverage points.  These are strategic targets...and you now have something at which to send your "surgical strikes."



Our Services - View a listing of available service roles
  Value to Client
  Our Client Niches
  Kaleidoscope
  Get to Know Us

Action Learning - Learn by doing and accomplish strategic tasks for your organization.

Executive Coaching - The finest athletes, in fact all serious minded individuals have sought and benefited from personal coaching.

Strategic Planning - View the Changemaking model for addressing the overall strategies for organizations
  Basics on Strategy
  Strategic Thinking
  Surfing
  Audit and Framework
  Strategic Planning Process
  Strategic Planning - Case Study

Organization Change and Development - View the fundamentals of organizational change
  Changemaking Model
  Organizational Design
  Change Categories
  Why Change Fails
  Vehicles for Change

How to Get Started - How to get working with us

Library of Strategy - A library of strategy articles for individual continuing education.

Take advantage of a free 2 hour work session

Changemaking Systems, LLC
950 Pershing Circle, Burnsville, MN 55306

phone ............... 952.435.7464
fax .................... 952.892.6707

John Johnson ... john@changemakingsystems.com
Molly Johnson ... molly@changemakingsystems.com
web design netmajic