As your company grows, you have to actively seek honest feedback. To get that:
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A strategic leader must foster open dialogue, build trust, and engage key stakeholders, especially when views diverge. To pull that off:
You have to develop processes and enforce them to arrive at a “good enough” position. To do that well:
Most companies only focus on what’s directly ahead. This can leave your company vulnerable to rivals who detect and act on ambiguous signals. To anticipate well:
We all start out naively assuming that all business leaders make decisions based wholly on fact and merit.
The first challenge is to develop your "political sensitivity"--observe and ask questions about how things are done in your business, where the power bases are, and who might have hidden agendas.