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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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How Mandates Create Fear not Tiger Teams

Tell me if this is the typical scenario when some cross-functional mandate is prepared for release into the “wilds” of your business jungle.  Rumors of the change raise the hackles on necks of each department like the distant roar of

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