Strategic thinking by yourself is nice—but oftentimes, your goals can't be accomplished alone. You need buy in and support from your boss, team members, and employees. Here's how to cultivate that.
- Strategic thinking by yourself is nice,…but oftentimes your goals can't be accomplished alone.…You need buy-in and support from your boss,…your colleagues and your employees.…Here are three ways to cultivate that.…First, if you're developing a strategy,…do not unveil it at the strategy meeting.…That might sound counterintuitive,…but the savviest professionals understand…that meetings in which strategies are presented…are actually ratification meetings.…The real work takes place beforehand,…systematically briefing key people to get their input…and feedback, and addressing any concerns…they might have up front.…
You absolutely do not want to share…your lovingly crafted strategy for the first time…and have it torpedoed because your boss…has a knee-jerk reaction against it,…or some key player misinterprets an aspect of it…and goes ballistic, or because someone springs a question…on you that you hadn't thought through.…Save yourself that self-destructive agony…and engage in a campaign of premeetings…with anyone whose blessing you need to make something work…
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- Embracing the strategic mindset
- Making time
- Learning from the past
- Getting details right
- Strategic thinking with a team
- Measuring success