Strategic thinking is an ongoing process that involves regular audits, as well as a savvy recognition of when to focus and when to change course to seize opportunities.
- You have failed yourself…if you do strategic thinking once, set a course,…and blindly keep at it forever.…Circumstances change, and you may end up…steering yourself wildly off course.…But at the opposite end of the spectrum,…you've also failed yourself if you can't…reliably follow through on your strategy…and fall victim to shiny object syndrome,…constantly jumping from one thing to the next,…following idle whims.…How do you balance the two?…How can you make strategic thinking,…a smart interrogation of your current circumstances,…a way of life?…Remember, it's important to regularly audit your strategy,…to set up milestones in advance, let's say every quarter,…and check in to see how things are progressing…and whether results are living up to your expectations…or might warrant some changes.…
The general rule, though, is that if you've taken the time…to create a thoughtful strategy, you should stick with it…unless there's a clear and urgent reason not to.…Here are the questions to ask yourself…to figure out if that's the case.…
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- Embracing the strategic mindset
- Making time
- Learning from the past
- Getting details right
- Strategic thinking with a team
- Measuring success