Teaching strategy by not teaching strategy

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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”.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching Strategic Management: A Hands-On Guide to Teaching Success
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2020


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