The proven plan for making strategic thinking part of any organization’s DNA to drive sustainable growth
In today’s ultra-competitive business world, the difference between success and failure lies in the ability to get every employee to think and behave like a strategist.
Think to Win helps business leaders expand strategic thinking out of the purview of “the elite few” and into the company culture as whole. It offers a simple, proven approach to analyzing and solving old or new challenges and provides a common language anyone at any level in the organization can understand.
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Paul Butler, John Manfredi, and Peter Klein introduce and thoroughly explain a new approach to thinking simply, yet strategically: "That's TTW, Think to Win." I hasten to add that how "winning" is defined should be determined by the individuals and organizations that seek to achieve it. The key term is "strategic." I agree with Butler, Manfredi, and Klein that in the healthiest organizations, the most successful organizations, there is effective strategic thinking at all levels and in all areas of the given enterprise.
As they point out, "Many companies have generated remarkable successes by creating traditions of strategic thinking. By instilling this capability throughout the organizations, companies such as Keurig, Jamba Juice, Procter & Gamble, Gillette, and New Balance have enjoyed years of dynamic growth. Butler, Manfredi, and Klein identify five principles that can serve as a "compass" to guide and inform strategic thinking:
Think to Win (TTW) is the best strategy book for business leaders I have read in years! I couldn’t put it down until I read it cover-to-cover. In their book, the authors Butler, Manfredi, and Klein guide business management through the process of thinking through strategy rather than just responding to perceived threats or potential opportunities. This keeps C-level managers and their reports from business or project failure caused by rushed ideas rather than thinking things through. What the book teaches works for both non-profit and profit organizations. The authors start the book with tested guiding principles that sound a lot like quality improvement processes as well as management and organizational teachings at the MBA level, yet better illustrated than what the scholars teach. Their guidelines include: challenge assumptions, scope the issue, rely on facts and data, focus on the vital few, and finally connect the dots to see what will work and prevent a scattered...
A thoughtful and pragmatic approach to strategic thinking and accelerating business performance. Well written with many practical examples. This is not strategic theory, but a focused approach to business improvement
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