Systems & Strategic Thinking for Chiefs of Staff

For those who couldn’t make it to our February 23, 2017 Systems and Strategic Thinking for Chiefs of Staff workshop, we’re making available 7 video segments from the morning session and a condensed, PDF version of our actual workshop workbook that contains materials and activities referenced in the videos.

READ THIS FIRST: SOME TIPS FOR GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THESE VIDEOS

  • Each video ranges from 5 – 25 minutes in length, so that you can view them in “chunks,” at your convenience.
  • You will need the workbook to complete the activities and exercises referred to in the videos. Therefore, we recommend that you open the PDF notebook before beginning the videos.
  • As always, your feedback and comments are the only way we can make this content and future content more useful, so email me with what you love and what you wanted more of.

You may watch the videos in any order, but we recommend viewing them in the order we presented them in the workshop itself:

Video 1: Introduction: Why Systems & Strategic Thinking for Chiefs of Staff?

THIS VIDEO IS FREE

Objectives: Articulate how tactical tasks are not effective unless you always have an awareness of the context – the systems that you’re working within, the forces in the marketplace driving changes in your organization, and so forth – in which those tactical tasks are being done. Articulate why Systems and Strategic Thinking for Chiefs of Staff was one of our first one-day workshop offerings, amidst all the other topics we could have covered.