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The Anticipatory Organization™ Model
The Anticipatory Organization™ Model is a powerful tool for leaders, emerging leaders...
Learning System Benefits & Features
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BE PROACTIVE,
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The Anticipatory Organization™
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Module 1: Know What’s Next
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Anticipatory Organization: Accounting and Finance Edition (AOAF)

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“Everyone keeps telling accountants that they need to change their focus from the historic and the backward-looking, and to start being proactive and offering future-focused advice – but no one tells them how. The beauty of the Anticipatory Organization program is that it actually gives you a set of tools to harness the hard trends that are shaping the future, and use them to create new value for your firm and your clients.” - Daniel Hood, Editor-in-Chief of Accounting Today (when recognizing AOAF as a 2016 Top Product in Learning

The competency of “anticipation” actually includes a number of competencies included in many of the top companies of today.

Across these models, you'll see a common theme of “strategic thinking," "innovation" and “leading change."

Many of these organizations build (and validate) fantastic competency models and know what they want people to do.

The top five skills and competencies identified for CPAs, accounting and finance professionals are:
1. Strategic and critical thinking;
2. Communication;
3. Anticipating and serving evolving needs;
4. Inspiring and motivating others;
5. Collaboration and mobilizing consensus

The beauty of the Anticipatory Organization model is that it offers a clear process that makes highly-abstract leadership competencies attainable and trainable. Using nano-leanring in very short 3-4 minute single concept videos (imagine a series of shirt Ted Talks) with rapid application exercises to immediately apply the concepts to the job, and visual job aids to reinforce and remember the learning. Add a team implementation and collaboration guide and you can create a shared language and culture of being anticipatory and proactive.

If an organization wants to make "strategic thinking" or "innovation" a core competency, we can provide clear, trainable activities that can be targeted to a wide range of learners (from individual contributors to senior leadership). We provide the bridge between the competency model and the desired observable behaviors.

For more information visit www.blionline.org/ao or contact Tom Hood tom@blionline.org

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Anticipatory Organization: Accounting and Finance Edition (AOAF)

  1. 1. “Identifying future trends and seizing the opportunities in the present is the key to our success – and it’s a skill we can learn.” DANIEL BURRUS Watch the Product Demo at BLIonline.org/AO Learn the skill of anticipation with Daniel Burrus. New York Times Bestseller, Futurist, and Fortune 500 Consultant
  2. 2. The Anticipatory Organization™ Model The Anticipatory Organization™ Model is a powerful tool for leaders, emerging leaders, managers, planners, and sales teams. MODULE 1: KNOW WHAT’S NEXT HARD TRENDS will happen, they are future facts – they provide Certainty. SOFT TRENDS might happen – they can be influenced. The Three Digital Accelerators provide accurate timeframes. Transformation becomes your advantage. MODULE 2: DEVELOP OPPORTUNITIES Every HARD TREND provides a new opportunity. Learn to use the Eight Hard Trend Pathways to Innovation and how to anticipate disruptions, problems and customer needs, to identify game-changing opportunities. MODULE 3: SHAPE THE FUTURE Elevate and accelerate plans by using Hard Trend Opportunities to drive transformational innovation. Use certainty to sell your ideas, transform how you Communicate & Collaborate, and become the Disruptor. MODULE 4: ACCELERATE SUCCESS When your entire team shares the Anticipatory Organization™ mindset that’s based around the certainty of HARD TRENDS, it will drive your organization’s strategic velocity and accelerates success. A NEW TYPE OF LEARNING FOR A NEW TYPE OF SKILL The Anticipatory Organization™ Learning System is an accelerated learning platform. Each video is: Fast There is just one concept in each video, featuring instruction by Daniel Burrus. Short We are entering the age of micro-learning to align with the latest learning research. Each video only takes minutes. Reinforced Each video is followed by a Job Aid and Rapid Application Activities that teach the learner to apply the concept to everyday activities. LEARNING SYSTEM OVERVIEW Above is an example of the online learning interface, available on any device. SEE MORE AT BLIONLINE.ORG/AO Learn More and View the Product Demo at BLIonline.org/AO.
  3. 3. Learning System Benefits & Features Learn More and View the Product Demo at BLIonline.org/AO. BENEFITS OF THE ANTICIPATORY ORGANIZATION™ LEARNING SYSTEM • Anticipate disruptions, problems, customer needs, and new opportunites • Use the Certainty of Hard Trends to sell your idea • Jump ahead with low risk and the confidence that certainty offers to actively shape your future • Identify and pre-solve predictable problems before they happen • Increase personal and professional relevance • Skip problems and barriers to succeed faster • Practice Everyday Innovation using the Eight Hard Trend Pathways to Innovation • Elevate your Futureview based on the forces that will shape the future, and align it with others 1. NEXT GENERATION LEARNING SYSTEM We thoroughly reviewed other best in class training systems from both large and small companies so that we could get a baseline to develop our next generation Anticipatory Organization™ Learning System. 2. RIGOROUS INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN We retained a nationally recognized instructional designer to work with our team to ensure rapid application and learning. 3. WE TEACH AT ALL LEVELS OF THE COGNITIVE DOMAIN Unlike the vast majority of online learning systems that only teach in the lower levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain (remembering and understanding), our lessons have the learner use all of the higher levels which include applying, analyzing, evaluating and creating. 4. RAPID APPLICATION ACTIVITIES The sooner a lesson is applied to everyday activities; the more it becomes a part of the learner’s everyday mindset. After each short 3-5 minute single concept video, the learner applies what they have learned to the work they do regardless of their position. 5. RESULTS DRIVEN LEARNING Benefits will be seen immediately, because the learner has to apply each lesson to the work they do. Learners don’t have to wait until they finish the entire course before they see results. 6. WE DIRECTLY LINK PLANNING TO INNOVATION A direct result of learning to be anticipatory is that it fosters two key areas of innovation; Everyday Innovation– where individuals learn to predict and pre-solve problems with inventive solutions, and Transformational Innovation–where individuals and teams learn to turn predictable disruption into game-changing advantages. 7. COLLABORATIVE TEAM LEARNING Most learning systems have learners work alone and take tests to check their retention of content. In addition to testing at all levels of the cognitive domain, our system has the learner apply their knowledge outside of the system by meeting and collaborating with their teams. 8. EMBEDDING AN ANTICIPATORY MINDSET We are teaching a new competency, the ability to Anticipate, that elevates decisions and accelerates results. LEARNING SYSTEM FEATURES
  4. 4. How The Anticipatory Organization™ Online Learning Program Will Impact Your Organization BE PROACTIVE, NOT REACTIONARY The simplicity of the Anticipatory Organization™ model enables your organizaion to get out from under the weight of uncertainty and disruption; understand and apply complex ideas; and engage the future head on. “Our world has gotten so complex and so rapidly changing that the issues get cloudy. [Gleaning] the certainty out of all that fog is critical.” —MICHAEL MANSPEAKER, Partner, Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC “Your business will be better able to adapt to today’s environment.” —KEN KELLY, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Association of International CPAs “This is a set of strategies for making your firm work better in the future.” —DANIEL HOOD, Editor-in-Chief, Accounting Today “If you want to be ahead, if you want to best-in-class, anticipation is a must.” —TYSHEBA MORGAN, President, NABA Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter Contact Pam Devine to purchase for your group pam@blionline.org | 443.632.2321
  5. 5. See What the Profession is Saying About The Anticipatory Organization™ “The Anticipatory Organization Learning System helps establish a mindset, a common language and eventually a culture of being anticipatory for our clients. By making this anticipatory skillset a core strength of our teams, it brings creative and new ideas that make us more valuable to our clients and it creates a game changer for our firm.” JOEY HAVENS, CPA, CGMA, executive partner of HORNE LLP A TOP 50 FIRM RICHARD STANG, CPA, CGMA, Founding Parnter of DeLeon & Stang JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTANCY CPA PRACTICE ADVISOR CGMA MAGAZINE “These learning activities have significantly changed the way our team members think. “It’s no longer good enough to react to change and disruption. Our goal now is to adopt a ‘future view’ and help our clients take advantage of the opportunities that change and disruption provide.” Richard Stang, CPA, CGMA, Founding Partner of DeLeon & Stang.” “His prescription for getting started is surprisingly low-tech for a futurist who peppers his speeches with references to disruptive companies such as Netflix and Uber. His call to action for accountants? Give the future one hour a week. Block out your calendar for a weekly retreat of at least an hour from putting out fires and getting the day-to-day work done. Be religious about protecting that time.” “This transformative learning approach will help CPAs be proactive and anticipatory in less time than traditional professional development programs. The result is a powerful tool that will help everyone on your team know what’s next, develop opportunities, shape the future of the organization, and accelerate its success.” Accountants can find certainty in an uncertain world by separating hard trends from soft trends—the things that might happen and can still be influenced. ‘When you know what will happen, when you have that level of certainty, you have the confidence to make bold moves,’ Burrus said. ‘Strategy based on certainty has low risk and high reward.’ Contact Pam Devine to purchase for your group pam@blionline.org | 443.632.2321
  6. 6. Module 1: Know What’s Next Lesson Topics Objectives LESSON 1: INTRODUCTION Program and Training Process Overview • Introduce the terms of the Anticipatory Organization™ • Overview of the learning process and the four modules LESSON 2: ANTICIPATORY ORGANIZATION™ MODEL DEFINED The Anticipatory Organization™ Model Imperative The Advantage of having an Anticipatory Mindset Why Strategic Foresight is more powerful than Hindsight • Define what an Anticipatory Organization™ looks like and why it’s important • Describe the missing competency: The ability to Anticipate (Disruptions, Problems, Opportunities) • Describe why Foresight is more powerful that Hindsight LESSON 3: PREDICTING CHANGE Finding Certainty in an uncertain world Certainty provides the confidence to make bold moves Certainty provides a new way to manage risk • Distinguish between Cyclical vs. Linear Change • Describe why strategy based on certainty produces low risk and strategy based on uncertainty produces high risk LESSON 4: IDENTIFYING HARD TRENDS Hard Trends represent future facts, they cannot be changed Three primary categories of Hard Trends • Distinguish between Hard Trends and Soft Trends • Create a list of Hard Trends that will shape your industry LESSON 5: IDENTIFYING SOFT TRENDS Soft Trend might happen and can be influenced Soft Trends are based on either Hard or Soft Assumptions • Distinguish Soft Trends from Hard Trends • Create a list of Soft Trends you can influence • Distinguish between Hard and Soft Assumptions LESSON 6: TRANSFORMATION INFLUENCERS Seeing the future by thinking Both/And Three Digital Accelerators provide future timeframes • Apply the Both/And Principle • Identify three digital change accelerators to see the exponential, predictable rate of change LESSON 7: FROM CHANGE TO TRANSFORMATION The shift from change to transformation • Differentiate between Change and Transformation • What are the processes that need to be changed? • What are the processes that need to be transformed? Learn More and View the Product Demo at BLIonline.org/AO.
  7. 7. Module 2: Develop Opportunities Lesson Topics Objectives LESSON 1: EIGHT HARD TREND PATHWAYS TO INNOVATION Part 1: Intro to the Eight Hard Trend Pathways to Innovation Part 2: Dematerialization and Virtualization Part 3: Mobility, Product Intelligence, and Networking Part 4: Interactivity, Globalization and Convergence • Identify Eight Hard Trend Pathways that can be used to drive everyday innovation • Apply the Pathways to identify new opportunities to innovate in your organization LESSON 2: REDEFINING AND REINVENTING Identifying predictable problems and pre-solving them Redefining and Re-inventing products and services • Identify predictable problems based on Hard Trends • Focus on re-defining and re-inventing; processes, products, and services LESSON 3: APPLYING THE LAW OF OPPOSITES Applying the ‘Law of Opposites’ to drive everyday innovation • Apply the ‘Law of Opposites’ to find inventive solutions and game-changing innovations LESSON 4: TAKE YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM AND SKIP IT Big problems are incorrectly defined • Describe the process for identifying the real problem LESSON 5: ANTICIPATING CUSTOMER NEEDS Anticipate customers future needs based on Hard Trends • Match opportunities to Hard and Soft Trends • Anticipate customer needs based on Hard Trends LESSON 6: IDENTIFYING AND DEVELOPING OPPORTUNITIES Certainty provides low risk opportunities Finding opportunities based on Hard Trend Certainties Identify Business Process transformations • Develop a list of low risk opportunities based on the Certainty of Hard Trends • Identify predictable business process transformations that will impact your organization LESSON 7: BECOMING AN OPPORTUNITY MANAGER Ranking and Refining Hard and Soft Trend opportunities • Rank and Refine opportunities by size, speed, and degree of risk • Identify and pre-solve predictable problems Learn More and View the Product Demo at BLIonline.org/AO.
  8. 8. Module 3: Shape the Future Lesson Topics Objectives LESSON 1: THE POWER OF FUTUREVIEW Futureview® Part 1: Developing and Aligning Developing a compelling Futureview Aligning Futureview with current plans •Explain the components and characteristics of a Futureview mindset • Describe the importance of aligning your Futureview with current internal plans • Create a compelling Futureview inclusive of Hard Trends LESSON 2: USING HARD TREND TO ELEVATE AND ACCELERATE Elevate and Accelerate the organization’s current plan with Hard Trends • Describe key factors that impact current plans using the Hard Trend Methodology • Describe how Hard trends can elevate a current plan LESSON 3: FAIL FAST TO LEARN FASTER The Importance of Failing Fast The Advantage of Learning Faster • State the importance of setting success and failure points • State the importance of failing fast • Describe how to use a pre-mortem to accelerate success LESSON 4: DISRUPTOR OR DISRUPTED: YOU HAVE A CHOICE Disruptor or Disrupted: You Have a Choice • Describe how to choose between being the disruptor or the disrupted LESSON 5: USE CERTAINTY TO SELL YOUR IDEAS Use Certainty to Sell Your Ideas • Define a strategy to use Hard Trend Certainties to sell your ideas • Describe how to use Certainty to close a sale LESSON 6: INFORMING VS. COMMUNICATING The Communication Age Imperative • Differentiate between communicating and informing • Describe the Communication Age Tools LESSON 7: COOPERATING VS. COLLABORATING The Collaboration Imperative The tools of collaboration and communication • Differentiate between collaborating and cooperating • Differentiate between a Protect and Defend Strategy versus an Embrace and Extend Strategy Learn More and View the Product Demo at BLIonline.org/AO.
  9. 9. Module 4: Accelerate Success Lesson Topics Objectives LESSON 1: CONDUCTING A TIME TRAVEL AUDIT An assessment of Past, Present, Future mindsets to Elevate Communication, Collaboration, and Action • Explain the components and characteristics of a Futureview mindset • Describe the importance of aligning your Futureview with current internal plans • Create a compelling Futureview inclusive of Hard Trends LESSON 2: ENDING THE WAR BETWEEN THE YOUNG AND OLD Combining experience and wisdom with new ways of communicating and thinking • Describe key factors that impact current plans using the Hard Trend Methodology • Describe how Hard trends can elevate a current plan LESSON 3: REWARDING DESIRED BEHAVIORS You get the behaviors you reward Rewards that reward desired new behaviors and eliminate negative behaviors • State the importance of setting success and failure points • State the importance of failing fast • Describe how to use a pre-mortem to accelerate success LESSON 4: SKIPPING BARRIERS TO ACCELERATE SUCCESS Skipping parts of a current plan to accelerate success Skipping barriers to accelerate success • Describe a way to apply the ‘Skip It’ Principle to current plans to accelerate success LESSON 5: ELEVATING TRUST Good Relationships are based on trust and trust is earned. Alter how you implement change to maintain or elevate trust • Describe how you could change how you implement a new process, procedure, product or service to maintain trust. • Describe how you could elevate trust. LESSON 6: DIRECT YOUR FUTURE OR SOMEONE ELSE WILL The Communication Age Imperative • Develop refined Futureview, share it with others • Apply Certainty to accelerate success • Correlate your products and services to the Hard Trends that will impact your customers future LESSON 7: CHOOSE TO BE EXTRAORDINARY The Collaboration Imperative The tools of collaboration and communication • Identify choices and strategies anyone can make everyday to become extraordinary • Demonstrate how to be extraordinary everyday Learn More and View the Product Demo at BLIonline.org/AO.

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