Strategic Collaboration Methods

Skills for the complex, networked, group-dependent world.
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Techniques for Leaders of Groups

  • Last century's group methods aren't fit for today's uncertain, networked, win-by-an-inch, agile world.
  • Marry your business and subject matter expertise with the state-of-the-art strategic collaboration how-to.
  • Take groups down the shortest path from identification of a new need to sustained positive impact.

Collaboration is easy when everyone agrees with everyone else. But how often does that happen?

The Most Advanced, Publicly Available Methods for Goal-Setting, Problem-Solving, and Outcomes Attainment.

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Take Your Collaborative Leadership

Capability to the Next Level


Only Use Information that Adds Value

When were you trained on how to surface from stakeholders the right content to become the raw material to drive successful goal-setting and problem-solving? What is the difference between a risk, a barrier, and a negative side-effect? Learn the shortest path from rich input to deep insight.


Make the toughest collaborations look easy

Internal and external management consultants know the need for an endorsed Case for Action – but few can create one that is complete and accurate. This is just one of 33 tasks essential to assembling accurate, viable, and endorsed agreements, goals, and plans.


Experience does not equal expertise

Would you want an architect who had not been taught Pythagoras’ Theorem, or a doctor who had not attended medical school? The strategic collaboration methods are the ‘hard’ science enabling you to lead ‘soft’ collaboration. 


Tangible Output Quality

Most groups create agreements, goals, and plans that are rational and compelling but lack ‘technical integrity’ – they might feel right but are inaccurate and incomplete. The novel Outside In System frame ensures goals and plans are a situation’s most valuable and viable.


Foster and Sustain True Commitment

You know that executive’s Mona Lisa smile really means ‘No’, but what do you do about it? The techniques of Alignment Optimization enable you to maximize and maintain verified stakeholder alignment, within one organization, between two, or across multiple collaborating entities.


Taught in Academia, Proven in Practice

Including the work of a Nobel Prize recipient, SchellingPoint’s applied research is taught at leading business schools on courses such as Managerial Decision Making and New Methods in Consulting. And now you have access to them.

The coalition members still talk about the breakthrough we had using SchellingPoint's methods. The board’s talked for 20 years about having better conversations - we now are. In two hours, cut through 18 months of politics like a hot knife through butter. Global Healthcare Coalition Professional Services Firm US Federal Agency EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CHAIRMAN SENIOR DIRECTOR … much less burdensome than what time we'd have spent using traditional methodologies. …we completely accomplished the task I thought was going to blow up. I’ve run 100's of group meetings in my career - I wish I’d had this. Mid-Market Company Manufacturing Enterprise F100 Technology Services COO CIO PRACTICE LEADER What Clients are Saying: