Strategy is an important measure of the leader. That is to say that the strategy says a lot about the leader – it indicates just how successful they are likely to be. Here we examine the 3 tests of the strategic leader.
Your organization’s strategy says a lot about its leadership – the level of ambition, the clarity of focus, the mind-set of the team and the potential for growth. So the question is: ‘What does your strategy reveal about your leader?’
A lot has been written about what strategy is and is not – about what makes a good strategy and indeed why successful strategies are so rare. However much of what has been written has had the effect of adding to rather than taking from the level of confusion surrounding the topic. Here we seek to distil the essence of strategy.
Einstein famously said that today’s problems won’t be solved by the same thinking that created them. The same applies to strategy. The problems with strategy – the failure rates, the length of time it takes, and so on, demand a new mindset.
In business standing still is not an option. Yet many managers fail to address the factors that can stall growth and prevent change. Tackling the structural and cultural barriers to growth is key to success.