Everything about: Strategic Thinking
I would like to share this Article from my “Training Notes” on “Strategic and Critical Thinking” — from Corporate Webinars & Paid-Sessions.
Strategic thinking can be applied anywhere in your Corporate Life, Business Deals, Startups and Day-to-Day Personal Life as well, while dealing People, Colleagues, Customers / Strangers !!
1) Embrace Strategic thinking
- Why do we do it that way?
- What is the need and how to achieve that etc.
Always Try to Observe the Big Picture in your mind to Things you are Managing, Monitoring or Doing — Project, Team, Progress,
Adopt the Mindset because breakthrough ideas come with spark and instance
Now, Let’s Apply it → Decide below things, first
i) Goals : Short term and Long Term
ii) Tactics: Activities that make your Goals, Strategy and Vision come to Life
Now, Apply Strategic Thinking to Get More Details to Achieve It:
- Map your Assets : Skills, Experience, Knowledge
(As per Above #1 Questioning Assumptions)
- What Relationships can you Top — Your Boss > Who is planning you as next Manager, Identify Obstacles : People, Culture, Availability of Resources
(As per above #2 Observing)
- Break your Strategy Down into Specific Steps / Action items, which you can derive from #1 and #2 with ETA if possible.
(As per above #3 Reflecting)
Now, How to Check whether Your Strategy is on Right Track or Not
- Identify Your Assumptions
- Evaluate the Progress at Regular Intervals or After Achieving Specific Milestone
- Get Input and Feedback Beforehand from the Team / Colleagues
- Strategic Thinking is On-Going Process: You Can Win — if you follow with Discipline
- You Can Win — By Sticking with Only One Thing & not jumping different things one-by-one !!
Make Strategic Thinking a Habit:
- Schedule a Strategic Thinking Planner
- Make Accountability Partner
That’s It about Entire — “Strategic Thinking”. Hope you liked It !!
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