Strategic thinking isn't a one-time activity—it's a way of life. In this video, learn how to overcome the fears that can get in the way of thinking strategically and how to ask the right questions of yourself and others to spark insights.
- We spend a lot of our lives being told what to do. … You're not going to do very well in grade school … if you're constantly questioning the teacher and asking, … "Why are we doing it this way? … Wouldn't be easier to do it this other way?" … So it can be hard to rewire ourselves once we graduate … and enter the work world. … In fact, for quite a while, it doesn't even seem necessary. … What you're praised for and promoted for … in the early days is being able to master tasks quickly … and execute what you're told to do. … Write that report according to the standard format? … Check. … Design that PowerPoint, process that customer claim, … get that mailing out the door? … Check, check, check. … But your success at doing what you're told … is actually misleading. … It's great in the early days, but if you keep doing it, … your career is going to stagnate, stall, … and eventually decline. … As the famed executive coach Marshall Goldsmith says, … "What got you here won't get you there." …
- Embracing the strategic mindset
- Making time
- Learning from the past
- Getting details right
- Strategic thinking with a team
- Measuring success