Synopses & Reviews
To be a successful manager, you need to master the skills that characterize strategic thinking--from examining situations to interpreting information--and know how to apply those skills on the job. In Thinking Strategically, you'll learn to:
Understand what strategic thinking is and why it is valuable
View strategic thinking as a process
Recognize the personal traits, behaviors, attitudes, and cognitive capacities that strategic thinkers demonstrate
As a manager, you will face complex decisions without easy answers. How do you examine situations from a broad perspective and develop solutions that benefit your organization?
This book will help you:
- Understand what strategic thinking is and why it's valuable
- Recognize the personal traits, behaviors and attitudes, and cognitive capacities that strategic thinkers demonstrate
- View strategic thinking as a process
- Apply seven strategic thinking skills?seeing the big picture; clarifying strategic objectives; identifying relationships, patterns, and trends; thinking creatively; analyzing information; prioritizing your actions; and making trade-offs
About the Author
About Pocket Mentors
The Pocket Mentor series offers immediate solutions to the challenges managers face on the job every day. Each book in the series is packed with handy tools, self-tests, and real life examples to help you identify strengths and weaknesses and hone critical skills. Whether you're at your desk, in a meeting, or on the road, these portable guides enable you to tackle the daily demands of your work with greater speed, savvy, and effectiveness.
Meet Your Mentor
David J. Collis is a professor in the strategy unit at Harvard Business School, where he teaches in the MBA and Executive Education programs. He is an expert on corporate strategy and global competition, and coauthor of two books on the topic (Corporate Strategy and Corporate Headquarters).