Vision, strategy, goals, tactics, tools—people often use these terms interchangeably, and your thinking can get muddled in the process. Learn to define and distinguish them, so you can sharpen how you think about tackling problems.
- Vision, strategy, goals,…tactics, tools, blah, blah, blah.…People often use these terms interchangeably…when they want to sound cool and jargony.…And it's easy for your thinking to get muddled…in the process.…What are we actually talking about…when we talk about strategy?…They key to keeping it straight is thinking about…the path from long-term down to short-term.…From the big picture down to the details of how…it's going to get accomplished.…
At the far end you have your vision.…If we're talking about the individual level,…maybe it's that you'll become a leader who helps…to change the world.…So the question is, how do you do that?…That's where strategy comes in.…Strategy is about the big picture choices you make,…how you decide which road to go down.…You decide to take the job in healthcare rather…than in finance or you decide you're going to become…a specialist in artificial intelligence,…because you believe that that's the next important wave.…Strategy is being clear and proactive in choosing…what you're going to do, and especially,…
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- Embracing the strategic mindset
- Making time
- Learning from the past
- Getting details right
- Strategic thinking with a team
- Measuring success