Strategic Thinking – Essential To Succeed and Survive

Paul Schoemaker in the Inc magazine, has penned an article called the 6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers (possibly triggered by The 7 habits of Highly Effective Decision Makers, one of our flagship publications?).

He begins by explaining that as organisations grow, the need to think more strategically increases – but it is often not that easy for operationally focussed owners to make that move. We fully concur with this view and is, in fact, one of the motivating ideas behind the development of The Genesis Strategy Genie, our tool to help small and mid-size organisations create or renew their strategies.

He then gows on to give the “6 habits” of strategic thinkers with explanations and some examples.

  1. Anticipate
  2. Think critically
  3. Interpret
  4. Decide
  5. Align
  6. Learn

Although Paul runs Decisions International, a competitor of Genesis Management Consulting albeit in a different geography, we have great respect for his publications, and encourage you to click on the link and read this article. It is short and to the point:

The 6 habits of true strategic thinkers

If you are in the process of thinking about formalising your strategy, or perhaps renewing it in the face of the many fundamental changes that have resulted from the economic turmoil of the last 5 years, please have a look at our latest product: The Genesis Strategy Genie. We may well be in a position to support you in this task.

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