To be a strategic thinker, you can't just consider the present—the day to day in front of you. You have to take stock of the future through evaluating trends and identifying possible scenarios, and interpreting the past so you can learn from it. In this video, learn how to do both effectively.
- To be a strategic thinker, … you can't just consider the present, … the day-to-day in front of you. … You have to take stock of the future … through evaluating trends … and identifying possible scenarios, … and interpret the past so you can learn from it. … Here's how to master both skills. … When it comes to the future, of course, … no one's foresight is perfect. … All you can do is guess. … But with practice, your guesses can become … far more nuanced and informed. … One important element is recognizing … both macro trends that will impact society, … maybe the rise of driverless cars, or 3D printing, … and micro trends that will impact … your industry specifically. … Most people don't bother to seek out … this kind of big picture information. … They're content to just do their job, … and are surprised when disruption happens. … But if you stay on top of trends, you won't be surprised. … In fact, you'll be far ahead of others … because you'll have had years to strategize and adapt, …
- Embracing the strategic mindset
- Making time
- Learning from the past
- Getting details right
- Strategic thinking with a team
- Measuring success