8:00 - 8:30 Registration
8:30 - 9:00 Keynote & Welcome Address
9:00 - 9:30 Fundamentals
  • A – Openings v. end-games: why innovative strategists see openings while others see end-game
  • B – Outthinking in 360 degrees: how great companies make the competition choose not to copy them across all dimensions of the business (from market to human resources to operations)
  • C – The five phases of strategic game: the phases all strategic games pass through and all strategists must successful play
9:30 - 10:15 Phase I : Establishing discontent: how to quickly establish the discontent requisite for change
10:15 - 10:30 Tea / Coffee Break
10:30 - 1:00 Phase II : the seven most powerful openings: how to use pattern recognition, rather than logic, to conceive of ideas others ignore; we will use the “seven most powerful openings” to create 30 to 200 new strategies for realizing your goals
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 - 2:30 Customized Brainstorm: after surveying the group we will use three additional strategic patterns, chosen to match the group’s current shared strategic situation, to generate additional strategic options
2:30 - 3:00 Phase III : reaching strategic clarity: how to rapidly isolate and focus on the seven strategies with the greatest potential to unlock disruptive growth
3:00 - 3:30 Phase IV : managing breakout: four critical steps to cycling faster than the competition after they enter your game
3:30 - 3:45 Phase V : consolidation: the only three proven sources of sustainable advantage
3:45 - 4:00 Recap and close

Program Goals
  • You will think more creatively about a real strategic challenge you face today.
  • You will generate 30 to 200 new potential strategies for solving this problem.
  • You will reach “strategic clarity” with a list of seven strategies with the greatest potential for solving your challenge with the least effort.
  • You will learn a methodology to consistently and rapidly seize strategic possibilities that others ignore.

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