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Here are some examples of how alumni of the Leading with Vision, Value and Strategy program have used the strategic triangle model:

At a retreat for senior agency staff, the CEO uses a set of questions to guide a discussion of how each of the organization's programs create public value. Staff is asked to leave position titles at the door and the CEO uses these questions to frame a discussion of public value creation.
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Gwen Robinson, President and CEO
Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency
Cincinnati, Ohio

The strategic triangle model was used to articulate the District's value creation goals on its application for Ohio Award of Excellence. The District received the Pledge to Excellence Level 1 award for 2004.
Jack R. Marchbanks, Deputy District Director
Ohio Department of Transportation, District 6
Delaware, Ohio

A job center director developed an equation based on the strategic triangle model. He uses this equation to help him think through what are the facts he needs to know for decision making on a new project or initiative. It has helped him uncover whether a project is politically sustainable and operationally feasible.
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Larry Kennedy, Director of Oxnard College Job and Career Center
County of Ventura Human Services Agency
Ventura, California

A social services agency district director used the Harvard Business Review article, "Building You Company's Vision," (sent to all OUELI alums following the class they attended) to do a visioning exercise with her staff.
Brenda Gooley, District Director, Social Services
Vermont Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Waterbury, Vermont

A program manager demonstrates to the internal authorizing environment how his unit creates value by incorporating impact stories in his weekly reporting document.
Tom Andrews, Low Income Programs Manager
Ohio Department of Development
Columbus, Ohio

By talking and listening to her staff and by asking "do I have the right people in the right place" to create a high performance department, an IT manager makes personnel changes to improve her unit's operational capacity.
Kathey Germany, IT Manager
Ohio Department of Transportation, District 12
Garfield Heights, Ohio

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