Leading with Strategic Thinking
by: Aaron Olson
Increasing complexity throughout the world and within organizations raises new challenges for leaders charged with forming and executing strategy. The most effective leaders address this complexity in a way that consciously integrates environmental requirements, stakeholder expectations and personal ability. Rather than providing a formulaic "one-size-fits-all" approach to strategic management, "Leading With Strategic Thinking "defines four types of strategic leadership.The Futurist - driving strategy through personal visionThe Director - driving strategy through a structured processThe Opportunist - driving strategy through networking and co-creationThe Incubator - driving strategy through empowering others
"Leading With Strategic Thinking "is useful and practical, focusing on the multitude of factors contributing to an effective strategic planning and the enablers of successful execution. The book provides actionable guidelines, in the form of checklists and templates, as well as examples and case studies, and reference materials to help readers further explore this important topic.