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A good strategic leader holds steady, synthesizing information from many sources before developing a viewpoint. To do this well:
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As your company grows, you have to actively seek honest feedback. To get that:
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:
You have to develop processes and enforce them to arrive at a “good enough” position. To do that well:
Following conventional wisdom eventually leads to loss of competitive advantage. Critical thinkers question everything. To master this:
A strategic leader must foster open dialogue, build trust, and engage key stakeholders, especially when views diverge. To pull that off:
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