Introduction: : To get the most out of the course, you may want to read Winning in FastTime either before you start or as you progress through the lessons. When you begin to build actual strategy, you might want to refer to the Generic Grand Strategy to see examples of finished products. You will find appropriate excerpts at the end of each of the presentations that have How To videos associated with them. You will also find templates that will guide you through collecting your strategy inputs.
Centers of Gravity: Centers of Gravity, as explained in “Systems,” are the leverage points in a system that you affect in order to create the system change needed to realize a Future Picture. You find the relevant Centers of Gravity by using the Five Rings: Leadership, Processes, Infrastructure, Population, and Action Units (Fielded Forces). In most cases, you achieve more (a higher Return on Investment) by affecting Centers of Gravity in the inner Leadership and Process Rings than by applying the same amount of energy to the outer rings. (18 minutes) How To Videos (5) (NOTE: THESE ARE PLACEHOLDER VIDEOS WITH PRODUCTION ISSUES WHICH WILL ALL BE REPLACED IN THE NEAR FUTURE). Center of Gravity Room Layout: Describes how to arrange the templates in the breakout room to develop internal and external Centers of Gravity Center of Gravity Exercise Concepts: Illustrates the approach to finding and recording Centers of Gravity. External Centers of Gravity-IMD: Provides a detailed description of external Centers of Gravity in all five rings. Based on an actual exercise conducted by a real start-up company (with names and places suitably adjusted). Internal Centers of Gravity-IMD Provides a detailed description of internal Centers of Gravity in all five rings. Based on an actual exercise conducted by a real start-up company (with names and places suitably adjusted). Generic Centers of Gravity: Lists many of the Centers of Gravity an organization may encounter or should consider. Downloadable Templates Center of Gravity Group Worksheet (Five Ring System Map on which to record identified Centers of Gravity) Individual Templates for Each of the Five Rings (Leadership, Processes, Infrastructure, Population, and Action Units)