Leadership Skills – Critical and Strategic Thinking Skills
“Strategy without tactics is the slowest path to victory, tactics without strategy is the sound before defeat.” —Sun Tsu
In today’s highly competitive and rapidly changing business world, leaders must balance meeting today’s expectations with maximizing tomorrow’s possibilities. By developing strategic thinking skills, leaders can continually develop and apply business insights for competitive advantage and drive business results. The better you develop strategic ideas, the more valuable you become to your organization.
brings you this section on strategic thinking and related tools to help you develop the qualities and skills of strategic thinkers. Learn the key elements and the strategic thinking process and leverage the suggested tools in your work environment. Develop your expertise in creative thinking, analyzing information, prioritizing your actions, and making compromises to improve your strategic thinking skills.
Part of your job as a manager is to foster new ideas. But how do you build a team with the right mix of skills and perspectives to promote creativity? Creativity is the ability to come up with new and different ideas or fixed revolutionary ways of thinking. Learn how to manage an intellectually diverse workgroup and its environment to produce more and better ideas that encourage innovation during product and work process development.
Management perspectives and procedures have been revolutionized by more and more innovations in recent years. It is no longer possible to follow traditional approaches to developing your organization’s direction, management and effectiveness. Senior managers must be good decision makers. In this section, we introduce the concepts of strategy, strategic planning, strategic leadership, their exact meaning and associated terms, and how to use them.
Productivity is defined not in terms of the number of goods produced, but in terms of value added per employee. Customers are not really buying goods and services, but in fact they are buying value – something they value. The future is above all tangible products meeting intangible needs. Ideas like this can transform a business and provide it with a competitive edge to thrive in the future.