Executing Your Strategy was published by Harvard Business School Press and written by two MG RUSH alumni.
The tightly woven book provides instruction on how to transform strategy into projects. Writers Morgan and Malek (both previously professors at Stanford University), spoke with us about the importance of professional facilitation to both “plan your work” (strategy) and “work your plan” (project).
The INVEST Imperatives of Executing Your Strategy
They make a compelling argument for six INVEST imperatives (or, domains). You may find their imperatives valuable when managing your own program portfolios:
- Ideation—communicating purpose, identity, and intention
- Nature—aligning strategy with culture and structure
- Vision—clarifying goals and metrics
- Engagement—portfolio management
- Synthesis—program and project execution
- Transition—benefiting mainstream operations
Most importantly, from a facilitator’s perspective, they highly recommend building a Center for Strategic Excellence. It would anchor itself upon effective, neutral facilitators and structured facilitative methodology. Hopefully, you are doing your best within your organization to nurture supportive facilitative leadership around you, your staff, and your program office.
Finally, MG RUSH professional facilitation curriculum focuses on providing methodology. Each student thoroughly practices methodology and tools before class concludes. Additionally, some call this immersion. However, we call it the road to building impactful facilitation skills.
Become Part of the Solution While You Improve Your Facilitation, Leadership, and Methodology Skills
Take a class or forward this to someone who should. MG RUSH Professional Facilitation Training provides an excellent way to earn up to 40 SEUs from the Scrum Alliance, 40 PDUs from PMI, 40 CDUs from IIBA, and 3.2 CEUs. As a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), our Professional Facilitation. Therefore, our training aligns with IAF Certification Principles and fully prepares alumni for their Certified Professional Facilitator designation.
Furthermore, our Professional Facilitation curriculum immerses students in the responsibilities and dynamics of an effective facilitator and methodologist. Because nobody is smarter than everybody, attend an MG RUSH Professional Facilitation, Leadership, and Methodology workshop offered around the world, see MG RUSH for a current schedule.
Go to the Facilitation Training Store to access our in-house resources. You will discover numerous annotated agendas, break timers, and templates. Finally, take a few seconds to buy us a cup of coffee and please SHARE.
In conclusion, we dare you to embrace the will, wisdom, and activities that amplify a facilitative leader.