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How to Think Strategically

How to Think Strategically

Sharpen Your Mind. Develop Your Competency. Contribute to Success.

  • Author: Greg Githens
  • Publisher: Maven House Press
  • ISBN: 1938548914
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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How to Think Strategically is the ideal primer for those who want to develop their mental acumen and make strategic impact. This book will help you understand what it means to “be strategic” and how to craft strategy that is effective, powerful, and clever. A competent strategic thinker tolerates ambiguity, notices weak signals, defines the core challenge facing the organization, and designs effective responses with a winning strategic logic. How to Think Strategically provides numerous real-world examples of individual strategic thinkers in action describing how they constructed a winning strategic logic. Through these examples, you'll learn useful lessons that can be applied in any organization and in your personal life. This book will show you how to: Internalize the 20 microskills of strategic thinking Develop your personal brand as a competent strategic thinker Pose high-quality questions that spark strategic insights Write a concise one-page statement strategy, with five essential concepts that will help you distinguish effective strategy from a list of goals Design strategy that is clever and powerful Recognize and mitigate blind spots and decision traps Distinguish strategic thinking from operational thinking and appropriately apply each Overcome the excuse of “I'm too busy to be strategic" Recognize and exploit the four X-factors of strategic thinking: Drive, Insight, Chance, and Emergence Practice extra-ordinary leadership to confront issues and leap into an unknown future Improve conversations with other strategists The author brings a unique perspective that reflects years of experience as a corporate manager, educator, strategy consultant, facilitator, executive leadership coach, and board member. He writes with an engaging style that unpacks the broader concepts into easy-to-remember nuggets. Anyone can improve their strategic thinking if they know where to focus their attention. This book will be an indispensable guide for anyone interested in developing their personal brand.

How to Think Strategically

How to Think Strategically

Strategy - Your Roadmap to Innovation and Results

  • Author: Davide Sola,Jerome Couturier
  • Publisher: Pearson UK
  • ISBN: 0273788833
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 280
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Discover how to become an effective strategic thinker Some people seem to achieve the best results, again and again. Is it luck? Or is it strategy? How to Think Strategically equips you with the skills you need to make the best decisions and develop a powerful strategic mindset. This hands-on guide tackles both the thinking and the doing, helping you develop a robust strategic plan. It offers a six-step framework that addresses key questions, including: Which core challenges do I need to overcome? How do I manage uncertainty and risk? How do I execute my business strategy? Visit www.howtothinkstrategically.org for the accompanying app and the ‘Strategic Thinking Manifesto’.

Learning to Think Strategically

Learning to Think Strategically

  • Author: Julia Sloan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136387927
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 312
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In Learning to Think Strategically, author Julia Sloan presents a previously unexamined account of the relationship between strategic thinking and the learning process involved — taking learning from the academic to the everyday. This book is an original primer on how successful strategists learn to think strategically. This authoritative book traces the history of strategy, differentiates strategic thinking from planning, describes the influence of culture, streamlines the roles of rationality and intuition, and identifies five key attributes for learning to think strategically. Learning to Think Strategically asserts that learning is the critical link to strategic thinking. Learning is a "conversion tool" that can transform thinking strategically into a sustainable competitive advantage.

Strategic Focus

Strategic Focus

The Art of Strategic Thinking:the Art of Strategic Thinking

  • Author: Cecilia Lynch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781943765034
  • Category:
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Too often leaders just don't know where to start planning for the future of their business; they usually start with the familiar: internally, operationally and incrementally focused. This is the wrong place to start. From two decades-plus of leading successful custom consulting engagements for corporations, entrepreneurial business and non-profits, Cecilia Lynch, principal of Focused Momentum(r) and author of Strategic Focus: The Art of Strategic Thinking is finally making it easy to lead strategy development with confidence. Strategic Focus is your first step in preparing your strategic thinking about the future with clarity. This new book demystifies how to think strategically about your business to enable you to craft a winning strategy with the outside-in approach. This book will guide you through a series of exercises that create a simple, straight-forward process to form the premise for the future success of your enterprise. You too can lead truly stimulating and important conversations that will result in a significant evolution and in marketplace momentum for your company. By the time you are done with Strategic Focus: The Art of Strategic Thinking, you will be well-equipped and confident to facilitate strategy in your own business, with your team and/or with your board members.

Strategic Leadership

Strategic Leadership

How to Think and Plan Strategically and Provide Direction

  • Author: John Adair
  • Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
  • ISBN: 0749462043
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 144
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A strategic leader is essentially the leader of any organization and someone who has to steer the company in times of change, whilst motivating and inspiring their team. Strategic Leadership from the renowned leadership expert John Adair encourages leaders to focus on tomorrow rather than yesterday. It explores the nature and origin of strategic leadership, transferable skills and the art of inspiring others. It then describes the role itself and broad functions of that role such as building and maintaining a team, achieving a common task and motivating and developing the individual. It moves on to assess the skills you need to be effective, and the seven generic functions that make up the role of strategic leader which include providing direction, strategic thinking and planning, building partnerships and developing tomorrow's leaders. Full of checklists, summaries and historical examples, Strategic Leadership will encourage you to ask the right questions whilst defining the role and skills of a strategic leader.

The Strategy Book ePub eBook

The Strategy Book ePub eBook

How to Think and Act Strategically to Deliver Outstanding Results

  • Author: Max Mckeown
  • Publisher: Pearson UK
  • ISBN: 0273757113
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 264
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Thinking strategically is what separates managers and leaders. Learn the fundamentals about how to create winning strategy and lead your team to deliver it. From understanding what strategy can do for you, through to creating a strategy and engaging others with strategy, this book offers practical guidance and expert tips. It is peppered with punchy, memorable examples from real leaders winning (and losing) with real world strategies. It can be read as a whole or you can dip into the easy-to-read, bite-size sections as and when you need to deal with a particular issue. The structure has been specially designed to make sections quick and easy to use – you’ll find yourself referring back to them again and again.

Strategy Book

Strategy Book

How to Think and Act Strategically to Deliver Outstanding Results

  • Author: Max McKeown
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781292264134
  • Category:
  • Page: 288
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"This book will help readers tackle the really important challenges they face both in developing strategies and putting them into action" Consulting Magazine Strategy is about shaping the future. Thinking strategically is what separates good managers and great leaders. Learn the fundamentals about how to create winning strategy and lead your team to deliver it. From understanding what strategy can do for you, through to creating a strategy and engaging others with strategy, this book offers practical guidance and expert tips. It is peppered with punchy, memorable examples from real leaders winning (and losing) with real world strategies. Strategy is simple, but simple is complex. The Third Edition includes updated examples and a new set of practical future-focused tools including the Quick Strategy Canvas and the Big Picture. These will help any manager, regardless of experience, to better develop their inner strategic potential for outstanding results in our ever changing world. People who wanted to shape the future have created our present. With over 7 billion fellow humans sharing our planet, things are not going to slow down or get simpler. At the heart of strategy is the mind of the individual strategist, and by nurturing your ability to see the big picture you can get better at adapting successfully. You can get better at shaping events to get to somewhere better. Using available means to desirable ends. Expectations keep shifting, new competitors keep appearing, rules change and then change again, technologies disrupt and then politics shake up the nature of the landscape in which you compete, work and live. Being more strategic is about our-thinking both competitors and limitations. Strategy is not a solo sport. The Strategy Book focuses on how you can create powerful strategies with other people to deliver success together in a competitive world. It answers the following questions: · What do we know about strategy? · What can creative strategy do for you? · How can you create winning strategies? · How to think and act strategically? · How can you engage people with strategy? · How do you avoid pitfalls and screw-ups? It can be read as a whole or you can dip into the easy-to-read, bite-size sections as and when you need to deal with a particular issue. The structure has been specially designed to make sections quick and easy to use - you'll find yourself referring to them again and again.

Being Strategic

Being Strategic

Plan for Success; Out-think Your Competitors; Stay Ahead of Change

  • Author: Erika Andersen
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 9781429985574
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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STRATEGY? TACTICS? CONFUSED? How many times have you sat in a meeting and heard someone use the word "strategic?" As in: "We're not being very strategic about X." or "We need a strategic plan for project Y." And, if your organization is like most, everyone in the meeting nods wisely, the meeting drones on, people endlessly debate how to approach the situation at hand, with – generally – no one the wiser as to what "strategic" really means. Next time, respond: "Being strategic means consistently making those core directional choices that will best move us toward our hoped-for future. Is this what we're doing?" Everybody talks about strategy, but there is a big gap between discussing strategy, defining strategy and actually being strategic -- so you can accomplish something. This book helps you approach business—and life—strategically, explaining what strategy is, why it's important, and how to do it. Being Strategic offers you a step-by-step model and skills for strategic thought and action that are broadly applicable and thoroughly practical: • First, get clear about the problem you're trying to solve • Then, figure out where you're starting from • Now, imagine your "castle on the hill," the future you want to create. • Identify the "trolls under the bridge"; the obstacles in your path • Next, outline the path to the castle: your core strategies and the tactics for implementing them. • Re-evaluate your strategy and your tactics as conditions change Framed around the story of 13th-century Welsh nobles building an actual castle, and weaving in dozens of real-life examples from her practice, which has helped restaurateur Danny Meyer and many others, noted consultant Erika Andersen offers a complete course in turning around a business, or a life.

Thinking Strategically

Thinking Strategically

Power Tools for Personal and Professional Advancement

  • Author: Craig Loehle
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521568418
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 195
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Professionals today, whether scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, or managers, need to maximize their effectiveness. Real world problems are complex and must be tackled with adequate conceptual tools. Hard work and motivation are not enough. Professionals need to think strategically in order to choose the right problem to solve, to solve it in a cost-effective way, to use resources efficiently, and to be innovative and productive. Written in a concise, accessible style, Thinking Strategically goes beyond brainstorming motivational books to provide the power tools needed to dissect problems and to find innovative solutions. These tools are based on an understanding of the power of bottlenecks, paradox, scale and perspective constraints, and feedback as leverage points for getting a grip on the problem. The result is a practical book for managers and other professionals about the strategic use of effort that can lead to astonishing levels of productivity.

Think Strategically

Think Strategically

  • Author: X. Gimbert
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230307566
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 210
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If you think more strategically than your competitors, your company will win the competitive battle in the mid or long term. This book explains simply and clearly the elements, concepts, analyses and interrelationships that make up this strategic thinking, and shows how to employ it in your business or organization.