Having taught at the university level for the past 30+ years I have come to realize the beauty, power and transformative effects of teaching strategy paradoxically (and paradoxical teaching). In essence, I have discovered that I do my best teaching when I am not teaching. This chapter outlines my strategies for better preparing, cultivating and nurturing the next generation of thought-leaders in the teaching of strategic management. In this process of continuous renewal I also present a pedagogical innovation I invented some 10-years ago that has enriched and enabled students to learn beyond the domain of strategy, strategizing and strategic management. What then started off as a simple fun teaching tool is now being used by senior executives to help them better deal with their unsolved strategy problems, issues and challenges. I further outline the theoretical underpinnings of this framework to explain why its structured composition opens us to “otherness”.
|Title of host publication||Teaching Strategic Management: A Hands-On Guide to Teaching Success|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Jul 2020|