How to Think Strategically: Sharpen Your Mind. Develop Your Competency. Contribute to Success. (Paperback)
  • How to Think Strategically: Sharpen Your Mind. Develop Your Competency. Contribute to Success. (Paperback)

How to Think Strategically: Sharpen Your Mind. Develop Your Competency. Contribute to Success. (Paperback)

Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 25/07/2019
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How to Think Strategically is the ideal primer for those who want to develop their mental acumen and make strategic impact. This book will help you understand what it means to "be strategic" and how to craft strategy that is effective, powerful, and clever. A competent strategic thinker tolerates ambiguity, notices weak signals, defines the core challenge facing the organization, and designs effective responses with a winning strategic logic.

How to Think Strategically provides numerous real-world examples of individual strategic thinkers in action describing how they constructed a winning strategic logic. Through these examples, you'll learn useful lessons that can be applied in any organization and in your personal life. This book will show you how to: Internalize the 20 microskills of strategic thinkingDevelop your personal brand as a competent strategic thinkerPose high-quality questions that spark strategic insightsWrite a concise one-page statement strategy, with five essential concepts that will help you distinguish effective strategy from a list of goalsDesign strategy that is clever and powerfulRecognize and mitigate blind spots and decision trapsDistinguish strategic thinking from operational thinking and appropriately apply eachOvercome the excuse of "I'm too busy to be strategic"Recognize and exploit the four X-factors of strategic thinking: Drive, Insight, Chance, and EmergencePractice extra-ordinary leadership to confront issues and leap into an unknown futureImprove conversations with other strategists The author brings a unique perspective that reflects years of experience as a corporate manager, educator, strategy consultant, facilitator, executive leadership coach, and board member. He writes with an engaging style that unpacks the broader concepts into easy-to-remember nuggets. Anyone can improve their strategic thinking if they know where to focus their attention. This book will be an indispensable guide for anyone interested in developing their personal brand.

Publisher: Maven House Press
ISBN: 9781938548901
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

Library Journal (June 2019): An excellent primer on nurturing an essential life skill. - Deborah Bigelow Readers' Favorite (July 2019): An excellent book which can be used as a supplement in a Strategic Management Course or in an organization training their managers to become strategic. Highly recommended! - Randy B. Lichtman Foreword Reviews (July/August 2019): Both effective and complete, the guide is convincing, pushing its readership toward success and toward becoming a more skilled leader. It will be of significant value to senior executives and managers alike. - Barry Silverstein

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