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Frameworks For Strategic Leadership, Larry Starr, Phd Aug 2018

Frameworks For Strategic Leadership, Larry Starr, Phd

School of Continuing and Professional Studies Faculty Papers

I suggest two frameworks that may improve understanding of strategic thinking, strategic decision making, and strategic leadership. The first I call the Epistemology Framework. The second which was described and continues to be promoted by David Snowdon and colleagues is the Cynefin Framework.


A Hybrid Holistic Thinking Approach For Resetting The Seabrook Chapter Of The Japanese American Citizens League (Jacl), Michael K. Asada May 2018

A Hybrid Holistic Thinking Approach For Resetting The Seabrook Chapter Of The Japanese American Citizens League (Jacl), Michael K. Asada

Theses & Dissertations

The purpose of this capstone is to describe how a Hybrid Holistic Thinking Approach has helped the author analyze the Seabrook Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) review its perceived relevance as a national civil rights organization, address its systemic challenges, and reset the organization.

A quantitative, quasi-experimental research design was implemented to address organization improvement. The study targeted the Seabrook JACL, a non-profit, civil rights organization to review its current state and its challenges and synthesize a compelling argument for organizational change. The capstone implemented a participative style of problem management utilizing a Hybrid Holistic Thinking Approach ...


Re-Envisioning Talent Management For The 4th Industrial Revolution: A Systems And Design Thinking Intervention, Adena E. Johnston May 2018

Re-Envisioning Talent Management For The 4th Industrial Revolution: A Systems And Design Thinking Intervention, Adena E. Johnston

Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation examines the application of interactive planning as an intervention for the purpose of exploring its effectiveness with diverse, cross-organizational stakeholders when considering an issue that transcends individual organizations. The case study offers a practitioner method and approach using systems and design thinking to re-envision talent management in the 4th Industrial Revolution. The first two phases of a three-phase model, entitled Consider, Research, Explore, Associate, Theorize, and Empathize, (C.R.E.A.T.E.) contains aspects of systems and design thinking, and are addressed in this study. Data were gathered from direct observation and facilitation of two stakeholder sessions ...