Using frameworks strategically is the foundation of strategic excellence. You can use them to turbocharge your strategic thinking, for managing staff, planning, delegating, or presenting. But you can’t just “plug and play.”

Today I’m encouraging you to lift your game in using McKinsey-style frameworks for your strategic projects. Use them to turbocharge your work when doing your own strategic thinking, managing staff, planning, delegating or presenting.

Why frameworks are fabulous:

  • Executives and Board members appreciate one-pagers as they are usually big picture strategic thinkers, rather than detail-oriented.

  • Executives and board members love to see things in a graphical framework.

  • 90% of information processed by the brain is visual.

  • It is faster to populate frameworks when you’re working on strategic projects, rather than starting with a blank page. One of the first things I was taught when I worked for McKinsey was to turn my page sideways, use landscape mode and start drawing.

3 tips to use frameworks:

  1. Collect your own frameworks – Whenever you find a framework you like, add it to your collection so you have them to hand. You can also join the Turbocharge Hub – every month you’ll get a brand new playbook full of editable frameworks for you to use. There are already 10 playbooks published in the Turbocharge Hub covering change management, culture, project management, stakeholder management, AI tools for strategic projects and more.
  2. Modify your blank frameworks – for example, change the template to suit the nature of your project, your industry, and the culture of your business. Make them your own.
  3. Populate your frameworks – I recently worked with an executive on their growth strategy, showing them how to use AI tools to expedite their implementation planning. If you aren’t yet using AI tools on a daily basis, start learning or you will be left in the dust.


Quote of the week

“ You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”

Dr Seuss


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About Lisa Carlin

Lisa specialises in accelerating strategic projects.  She has pioneered a Culture-Friendly approach which she has used to deliver and guide executives through over 50 transformation programs. Her early career was with McKinsey and Accenture. In 1999, she started her own business (now part of FutureBuilders), working with prestigious global organizations and B2B Tech.  Lisa is Founder of the Turbocharge Hub, which provides frameworks, tools and training to business leaders who want to be future-ready and fast-track implementation of change initiatives.

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