Be sometimes difficult and say NO!

Barack Obama says he often listened people who said no. This is a good way to get other members of board interested. You will surprise and stop discussion. Then it can be analyzed together more. Careful analysis will have several scenarios to select from, all of them have benefits and risks, etc.

 

Strategy managers setup direction with others. That’s why saying no is controlling.  Because strategic objectives and goals need commitment, it’s important to be sure about direction. Advice why something isn’t correct and need to be changed early enough.

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Are you able to see light at the end of a tunnel?

It’s not easy to be often against others and keep mind.  Another problem is to be creative and future oriented. Who actually can be creative 8 hours a day, five or seven days a week?  Typically strategic people aren’t scared about changes even in a situation you don’t see so clearly future. That helps to become future oriented, seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

 

A good CEO has a vision, but his/her vision is implemented through strategies based on careful analysis. Future isn’t always clear, there must be several competing scenarios. Strategy managers are able to see signals, even the weakest ones. There are tools to use, but not so easy to find the best one always. Different kind of environmental analysis framework and studies will help.

 

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Remember to be part of a team

Strategy manager are often members of board of directors.  There could be vice president level position.  Also combination like strategy and development or operations is common.  Their role is to be both analytical and future and oriented.

 

Strategy managers must be in contact with different departments. Otherwise no strategy will be successful. Without real impact strategies may not be followed or their objectives and goals won’t be met.  It’s a must to see how strategy is implemented in floor level, in all levels. This way corrections can be done before it’s too late. Key Performance Indicators must encourage to right behaviors.

 

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Remember to be part of a team

Strategy manager are often members of board of directors.  There could be vice president level position.  Also combination like strategy and development or operations is common.  Their role is to be both analytical and future and oriented.

 

Strategy managers must be in contact with different departments. Otherwise no strategy will be successful. Without real impact strategies may not be followed or their objectives and goals won’t be met.  It’s a must to see how strategy is implemented in floor level, in all levels. This way corrections can be done before it’s too late. Key Performance Indicators must encourage to right behaviors.

 

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