Six Classes Your Employer Wishes You Could Take

Harvard Business Review

Scenarios. Scenario planning is as essential for strategy formulation as it is for the design of next generation technologies and industries. Thinking in terms of scenarios forces people to rigorously examine fundamental assumptions and unexpected risks. Scenarios demand expository and analytic, as well as literary, skills. What serious employer doesn''t want to hire someone who can envision and articulate scenarios describing the future(s) of the enterprise?

4 Strategies for Women Navigating Office Politics

Harvard Business Review

“It’s like having a sports agent looking out for my career,” she said. Let planning trump politics. An intrepid energy industry executive we know takes a novel, planning-based approach to managing politics, and we’ve taught the same method to many female executives over the years. To inject some predictability into the most crucial of organizational interactions, he uses scenario planning to map out strategies.