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with the QI 360 MODEL

Information is power.


The QI 360 Model, anchored by the purpose/growth/evolution foundation of Essential Strategy, was designed to support the identification of key performance drivers from the inside out. It leverages deep expertise in enterprise risk, resilience planning, and strategy design to give you a holistic view of what is - and is not - driving positive strategic performance for the stage of growth you're in right now.

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QI Strategy is a simplified approach for designing and executing strategy that improves organizational performance and long-term sustainability. It is built on a purpose, growth, and evolution foundation that brings clarity and focus by using the nexus where these three things converge to reveal hidden opportunities and weaknesses in the plan, and by creating a mechanism for a more intentional prioritization of time, energy, and resources in the pursuit of strategy. 


The QI 360 Model is built on this foundation.

Aligned with the core principles of quantum physics and complexity science, the QI 360 Model provides deep visibility to leaders so they can make the best possible decisions for the thriveability of their organization.

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Six Key Attributes

Using a Quantum Strategy approach, we focus on structuring an entity’s existence around a clear and defined purpose for contribution, intentional growth of both the people and the organization, and make space for continual, adaptive learning. 

When this happens, we begin to see the QI Organization emerge.  


Six key attributes support the Purpose, Growth, Evolution foundation, and exemplify the organization's ability in maintaining equilibrium and agility in the face of continual evolution.

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Aspiration is how we define our cause – the reason that the entity exists - a reason so compelling it speaks to clients, customers, partners, stakeholders, employees, and bystanders alike.

Alignment tests how well our people, assets and resources are deployed to support progress towards that reason.

Intelligence is the depth and breadth of data and analysis relevant to capabilities, resource allocation, and market drivers.

Decisiveness is tied to the timeliness and effectiveness of strategic decisions made based on that analysis.

Navigation recognizes that no matter how well we plan, there is no predicting the future. Once the plan is launched, how well we monitor its performance is critical to success.

Adaptation is the ability to anticipate, communicate and effectively manage change consistent and in alignment with vision.

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A Logical Process

The QI 360 Model approach organizational assessment on three levels - Operational Core, Business Discipline, and Quantum Intelligence maturity. This inside out approach reveals disconnects between strategic priorities and operational realities.   

Operational Core


The analysis starts with the Business Core, working to reveal the inner functioning of the organization itself, as well as how well the organization understands its market, industry, and socio-political environment.

  • Business Model & Systems focus on the mission-critical infrastructure.

  • Culture & Learning assess the health and thriveability of the human asset and its capacity for organic problem-solving.

  • Interlocks show us where the dots connect, where we have gaps, and where hidden opportunities lie.

Business Discipline

Assessing Business Discipline works to identify the level of agility or rigidity.

  • QI Strategy focuses on the structural design of key strategy elements.

  • Performance measures how well the Model & Systems support results, and how well results align with intended outcomes.

  • Leadership assesses how clearly and to what extent vision and strategy are articulated and support Culture & Learning.

Quantum Intelligence

The final level of assessment measures for cohesion of purpose across the organization, focused on key elements necessary for sustainability.

  • Aspiration & Alignment (Purpose)

  • Intelligence & Decisiveness (Growth)

  • Navigation & Adaptation (Evolution)

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Facilitation that
Gets the Job Done

You need an analyst, strategist, coach, and advisor - true strategy-solving requires all three disciplines if you’re serious about getting to the next level of success, and taking everyone along with you.

Push the boundaries and challenge status quo attitudes and outdated assumptions

Break things to build better things if you need to – the goal is antifragility

Foster powerful trusting teams that say exactly what needs to be said so you can succeed

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