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Effective Business Planning Needs Strategic Thinking

Apply strategic thinking to create a business strategy that is coherent, unifying and strategically advantageous. What is Strategic Thinking? Strategic Thinking is a comprehensive planning model that covers innovation, strategic planning and operational planning.  It is a process that applies vision development, strategic planning and operational planning to develop business strategies that have a greater […]

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Why Can’t People Be More Strategic?

Why Aren’t They More Strategic? This is an area of much frustration for many of our clients. They feel that their people don’t think strategically or apply enough creativity to recommended solutions. The executives then have to do their staff’s strategic thinking themselves, often delegating less as a result. This can leave them feeling quite […]

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Win Like Napoleon–Think Neuro-Strategy!

Why Napoleon? We all know that Napoleon had magnificent victories at Toulon, Tivoli (perhaps his greatest of all time), The Pyramids and Austerlitz – but what can we learn about his approach to strategy and winning? And what’s the connection with neuroscience? Well, it turns out that Napoleon unknowingly used an understanding of neuroscience to […]

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Action Is the Enemy of Thought

What’s the issue here? In the fast-paced world of today, we are urged to undertake ‘business at the speed of thought’ and become increasingly action orientated. Intuitively it makes sense to increase our speed of response in this rapidly changing environment. But, as we move to action, have our organisations become more effective at understanding […]

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If You Don’t Think Strategic Thinking Counts, Think Again

Leaders easily handle routine decisions and events by relying on past practices and habit.  However, today leaders face complex decisions and unprecedented conditions requiring thoughtful analysis instead of conditioned reactions.  Instead of being “safe,” conventional thinking is dangerous. The fast pace of changes requires sound strategic thinking practices.  If leaders fail to consider all aspects, […]

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Teach Strategic Thinking with These 3 Simple Questions

When the Big Strategic Idea someone pitches you is blatantly boneheaded and un-strategic, you might remind yourself that strategic thinkers are made, not born. If this person is your friend or subordinate, then maybe it’s your job to help them learn the skill called “strategic thinking.” These three simple questions will get you off to […]

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