Well, that was unexpected. How many times have you found yourself saying that? Have you ever really thought about surprise? The different types and how they impact strategic thinking and execution? Because you are almost guaranteed to be surprised at some point in one of your creative processes. Now, you might be asking yourself – …

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The Creative Process

What are the stages of a Creative Process? Well, that depends on whom you ask. If you’ve read Simon Sinek’s Start with Why, he argues for a three-stage process. As does Richard Rumelt in his work Good Strategy/Bad Strategy and Fevzi Okumus in his paper delineating the Strategy Implementation Framework. I will hopefully argue, at …

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Discovering Doctrine

First and foremost, doctrine is the means by which we determine heroism. It is how we establish the limits of acceptable and needed behavior given the circumstances we expect our agents to encounter in their everyday work. This is why the military will discuss heroism as someone having gone above and beyond the call of …

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Operative Reality

Taking a look at the Resource-Doctrine divide and considering its impact on operative decision-making. Do you find yourself trying to balance between your doctrine and the resources you have to accomplish the many missions in your life? Let me know your thoughts.