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Make Strategic Thinking Part of Your Job

Make Strategic Thinking Part of Your Job

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David Collis - Harvard Business School professor

“Most executives cannot articulate the objective, scope, and advantage of their business in a simple statement. If they can’t, neither can anyone else.”

An executive needs those he/she leads to translate strategic insights into choices that drive results. For people to commit to carrying out an executive’s strategic thinking, they have to both understand and believe in it.
But repeated explanations don’t necessarily increase people’s understan...

When someone is promoted into a function that requires strategic leadership it’s easy to spend time fixing what was wrong in their previous function but that often isn’t what the strategic leadership position requires. So, identify the strategic requirements of your job and focus on them....

Once a strategic plan is set, resources must be aligned to focus on that contribution. Great strategic executives know how to use data to generate new insights about how they and their industries make money.
Examining patterns of performance over time — financial, oper...

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