Looking for co-authors

The Art in strategic thinking

Art as a vehicle for learning to think strategically

 

A call for anecdotes

For the past 15 or more years I have been periodically exploring the opportunity to relate artistic endeavour with organisational development, in particular strategic thinking. Finally in 2017 I came up with a framework that connects the two thought processes. I have a creative background and have substantially developed the principles of artistic endeavour and now welcome others’ thoughts from a philosophical, artistic and organisational standpoint. I have some education and experience in strategic thinking, however to fully explore, expand and embed the premise of creativity in learning to think strategically I feel I would benefit from dialogue with others who have anecdotes to explore.

The requirement

I am looking to engage with between three and five individuals who have been or who are currently involved in the strategy element of business development. Two or three of these contributors will take a key role in developing the book and be co authors. The other contributors will be acknowledged as such for their input but will not be expected to have input into developing the overall narrative.

There is a fuller description of the principles and an outline of the book at: http://peterjmayes.studio/art-in-strategic-thinking/

 

The rewards

Rewards for any engagement will be highly speculative. The contributors who are co authors will be rewarded though the sale of books and any speaking, consulting or training engagements that are derived from the publication. An option for this is the creation of a company. The other contributors will be rewarded with book credits and a batch of the first published edition for their own use.

The process

Potential contributors should email me (peterm@peterjmayes.studio) with a brief overview of past or current involvement in leadership and organisational development. Also include an anecdote that might fit one of the following principles:

  • Looking and seeing; the art of challenging limiting beliefs
  • A question of style; choosing the strategic objective
  • Big picture and ignoring what isn’t needed
  • Negative space and what isn’t there
  • Perspective and the changing power of detachment
  • Light and shade, the blindingly obvious and darkest recesses
  • Colour, where cold, calculating and warm, fuzzy have their place
  • The medium; a look at tools to create a strategic plan

 

There is a fuller description of the principles and an outline of the book at: http://peterjmayes.studio/art-in-strategic-thinking/