How to be Strategic

  • Create alignment around what wild success looks like.
  • Understand which problem you’re looking to solve for which group of people.
  • Prioritize. And cut. Prioritizing is super hard because most of us hate saying no.

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So what is strategy?

Basically, a strategy is a set of actions designed to achieve a particular objective. It’s like a route designed to get you from Point A to Point B.

Richard Rumelt’s definition: a good strategy is a set of actions that is credible, coherent and focused on overcoming the biggest hurdle(s) in achieving a particular objective.

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

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Make Strategic Thinking Part of Your Job

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What is strategic thinking?

Strategic thinking is defined as approaching today from the perspective of the future. It is an approach aimed at anticipating the long-term effects of our actions. It is a creative, long-term vision geared to the achievement of specific objectives.

As the name suggests, strategic thinking involves strategy. A coordinated action plan focused on a specific plan or goal.

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Tactical Hell

It is a place where we are perpetually reactive to other people’s demands and needs, driven by emotional instead of logical impulses.

We need to escape it and see things objectively and with detachment, from a distance.

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29 Lessons From The Greatest Strategic Minds Who Ever Lived, Fought, Or Led

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