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Make Strategic Thinking Part of Your Job
It's a common complaint among top executives: "I'm spending all my time managing trivial and tactical problems, and I don't have time to get to the big-picture stuff." And yet when I ask my executive clients, "If I cleared your calendar for an entire day to free you up to be 'more strategic,' what would you actually do?"

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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.”

David Collis - Harvard Business School professor

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Invite Dissent To Build Others’ Commitment

An executive needs those 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 underst...

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Identify The Strategic Requirements Of The Job

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 leadersh...

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Uncover Patterns To Focus Resource Investments

Once a strategic plan is set, resources must be aligned to focus on that contributionGreat strategic executives know how to use data to generate new insights about how they and ...

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