RADICAL Strategy Execution

Radical Strategy

Thriving in today’s fast-paced, dynamic business environment requires real-time strategy execution. Mercer’s RADICAL Strategy Execution program provides the skills and insights needed to expertly adapt teams, businesses, and organizations to whatever the future holds. Learn to think beyond annual strategic planning and use action-based methodologies to enact strategies. Identify leverage points and discover how to pivot in ways that will create a competitive edge.

Cultivate results through the core characteristics of RADICAL Strategy Execution:

R: Rapid action creates strategic advantages.
A: Agile flexibility adapts to the ever-changing environment.
D: Decisive leadership spurs aligned, organization-wide action.
I: Innovative iteration continually pivots towards success.
C: Connected cultures intrinsically motivate and share ownership.
A: Accountability-based trust fuels team engagement.
L: Learning organizations transform into the future.

Next Program Begins June 3, 2021

  • Session One: June 3 | Introduction to RADICAL Strategy Execution
  • Session Two: June 10 | Analyzing Your Environments
  • Session Three: June 24 | Determining Your Organization’s Coordinates
  • Session Four: July 1 | Everything Goal Setting
  • Session Five: July 8 | Building a Connected Culture
  • Session Six: July 15 | Purposeful Iteration
  • Session Seven: July 22 | Organizational Alignment
  • Session Eight: July 29 | Onward into the Future


  • 8

    program sessions

  • 20

    total hours of instruction

  • $995

    cost of program covers program materials, 20 hours of instruction, individual coaching session, and a Mercer certificate of completion


The program will be offered virtually through eight, two and a half hour weekly sessions. Sessions build on content sequentially, however individuals can still benefit through attending individual sessions.


Program cost is $995 per person for all eight sessions. Registration fee covers program materials, 20 hours of instruction, 30 minutes of one-on-one coaching, and a Mercer certificate of completion. Individual program sessions are $175 per person. Special pricing is available for current Mercer University students, faculty and staff, and alumni.

Course Outline

Mercer's RADICAL Strategy program will prepare professionals to expertly adapt to dynamically changing business environments. Learn more about specific course sessions and program outline.

Meet the Instructors

Russell Disberger

Russell Disberger is the founder and CEO of Aspen Business Group. During the last 30 years, Russell has been an advisor to more than 3,000 businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions through start-up, improvement, survival, turnaround, sales, and growth modes. His expertise is in organizational assessment, strategy, performance management, decision support and process management.

Kelsey Couture

Kelsey Couture is an Organizational Psychologist and Associate Consultant at Aspen Business Group. She has a deep understanding of the complex interactions between organizational structures, human behavior, and leadership. While earning her Ph.D. at Kansas State University, her evidence-based research identified three pillars of effective virtual leadership: trust building, team empowerment, and high-quality communication.