For over 25 years Professor Ed Morrison, founder and director of the Agile Strategy Lab at Purdue University, has been studying challenges related to how humans collaborate and engage in complex work. In that time, he pioneered the development of Strategic Doing, a new approach to strategy and complex collaboration in open, loosely connected networks.

Ed has developed a new discipline called Strategic Doing to accelerate these collaborations that is now widely used across the U.S. and is now gaining attention internationally. Ed and the team continue the development of this discipline through the Agile Strategy Labs at the University of North Alabama, the University of Puerto Rico and Purdue University.

He is also a co-author of Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership (Wiley, 2019), which outlines this new discipline of leadership strategy with practical ways to unleash the power of collaborative networks. The book summarizes work Edward the team have completed over 25 years and is a #1 Amazon New Release in 6 categories.

Ed and the team first pioneered the approach in Oklahoma City in the early 1990s, with a group of civic leaders that wanted to revive their downtown. Today, the city’s downtown is vibrant and thriving. This success was replicated in Charleston, South Carolina. The Charleston Digital Corridor effort led to investments in fledgling software and other high-technology companies – and a #2 ranking among mid-size cities for its support of entrepreneurs.

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