Larry Hirschhorn
When considering cause and effect, we frequently engage in "one-step thinking." Backcasting is a technique that can help us see both the forest and the trees. Published in the Rotman Magazine, Winter 2011 view »
CFAR Inc.
In our work we have found that for a strategy to take root, there must be an active effort to create fertile ground— people must understand the strategy and know how their work actually contributes to it. We have designed our approach to strategy execution around six critical activities detailed here. view »
CFAR Inc.
While many consulting firms offer strategy support, clients have chosen CFAR for more than three decades because we help clients craft a strategic narrative that motivates action and creates sustainable change. This piece looks at CFAR's approach to strategic planning. view »
CFAR Inc.
CFAR offers pharmaceutical organizations several data-based tools that help pharmaceutical leaders optimize the collaborations they have formed to improve the drug discovery process. This piece gives a brief overview of several of these tools. view »
Larry Hirschhorn
A challenge faced in envisioning a goal is the difficulty imagining the conditions that have to be true in the future if the goal is to be met. How can we fully envision the texture of such a future state? What are the conditions that need to be in place in order to accomplish the goal? The backcast helps guide in building a detailed action plan that illuminates obstacles and details accomplishments and the steps needed to achieve them. Published in OD Practitioner, Vol. 29, No. 4, Fall 2007. view »
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