Whynde Kuehn is an international business thought leader, but here at Grit Daily we think of her as an occasional contributing writer. Whynde has written with compassion and insight on “period poverty” and how the lack of menstrual products taken for granted in rich countries is a major reason why girls in very poor countries drop out of school.
Whynde is widely known for her expertise on business architecture, and she has recently published a new book on the topic, Strategy to Reality: Making the Impossible Possible for Business Architects, Change Makers and Strategy Execution Leaders. Grit Daily readers were treated to a glimpse of the book in an article she published here last month. In her new book, distributed by Morgan James Publishing, Whynde unpacks the discipline of business architecture by examining varied perspectives and experiences gleaned from her decades of practical and successful engagements with enterprise leaders.
“My goal is to provide my readers with the straight talk that clarifies, simplifies, and humanizes business architecture, thereby making it practical and actionable,’’ she said. “That’s the beauty of business architecture. It provides a shared language that facilitates understanding among various stakeholders to align their common goals – a central piece needed for the creation of transformative experiences.”
Whynde has a worldwide track record for successful team building. She is a highly sought-after business architecture expert and self-described boots-on-the-ground leader who has worked with an extensive array of organizations—from Fortune 500 companies, governmental and non-profit organizations to social enterprises, start-ups, and cross-sector initiatives. She described Strategy to Reality as a “one-of-a-kind manifesto designed for aspiring and established business architects, executives, and leaders to embolden their strategy execution within organizations and ecosystem design.”
Whynde’s book is timely, as organizations from national governments, to global and local businesses, and the nonprofit sector grapple with the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, supply chain realignments and the perennial challenges from social and political tensions and climate disruption.
“Often, businesses are missing the all-important middle that exists between strategy and execution,” Whynde remarked.
Strategy to Reality is available as both an e-book and in paperback. Hardcopy distribution of the book to bookstores will begin by early fall 2022.