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Functional Advocacy: A Sense of Adventure in Strategy and Innovation

Part 4 of 4 in a series Set Your Course Turning it over in your mind, the functional advocate role seems to solve some very difficult problems. Failures of understanding across disciplines wastes time, energy, and materials. In these conditions,

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Functional Advocacy: A Sense of Resolve in Strategy and Innovation

Part 3 of 4 in a series Silos Isolate and That’s What They’re For So let’s talk about the need for a new role, the functional advocate. Within every functional organization, knowledge domain experts lead a group of progressively more

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Functional Advocacy: A Sense of Foreboding in Strategy and Innovation

Part 2 of 4 in a series Something has to change. There it is, out in the open. Of course, it’s a reality that wrings anxiety from the stoutest heart. Pushing expectations forward seems troubling, but what’s the alternative? More

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Functional Advocacy: A Sense of Absence in Strategy and Innovation

Part 1 of 4 in a series Turn your mind’s eye to the history of innovation implementations in your organization. Do you see a line of progressive success stories? Has each produced efficiency and value in the daily routines of

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Model Behavior for Authentic Customer Relationship

So I’ve been deep diving into Twitter for a month and am starting to see patterns. For a lot of users, this is not going to have any more value than what they expect. Equivalent of waving hello to a neighbor or

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