The New Strategic Thinking

Author: Michel Robert
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071785752
File Size: 23,80 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 3388
Download

Bestselling author Michel Robert gives you his trademark pure and simple rules for developing solid business strategies In this anticipated follow-up to his previous bestsellers, management expert Michel Robert unveils his practical and proven methodology for you to plan and implement effective corporate strategies. Featuring a detailed explanation of how Robert used his approach to turn around Caterpillar as well as case studies of leading companies that utilize Robert’s method, The New Strategic Thinking shows you how to assemble a strategy team, identify your company’s driving force, determine the focus of the strategy (product, customer, or market), and launch initiatives company wide.

The New Strategic Brand Management

Author: Jean-Noël Kapferer
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749465166
File Size: 79,87 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 6053
Download

Adopted internationally by business schools and MBA programmes, The New Strategic Brand Management is simply the reference source for senior strategists, positioning professionals and postgraduate students. Over the years it has not only established a reputation as one of the leading works on brand strategy, but also has become synonymous with the topic itself. Using an array of international case studies, Jean-Noël Kapferer covers all the leading issues faced by brand strategists today. With both gravitas and intelligent insight, the book reveals new thinking on topics such as putting culture and content into brands, the impact of private labels and the comeback of local brands. This updated fifth edition of The New Strategic Brand Management builds on its impressive reputation, including new information to enable students and practitioners to stay up to date with targeting, adding recent research and market knowledge to the discipline. With dedicated sections for specific types of brands (luxury, corporate and retail), international examples and case studies from companies such as Audi, Nivea, Toyota and Absolut Vodka; plus models and frameworks such as the Brand Identity Prism; it remains at the forefront of strategic brand thinking.

Strategic Thinking And The New Science

Author: T. Irene Sanders
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684842688
File Size: 50,73 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 6774
Download

Describes how business managers can use scientific concepts to anticipate industrial trends and stay a step ahead of their competitors

Strategic Thinking Pure And Simple

Author: Michel Robert
Editor:
ISBN: 9780970998538
File Size: 21,81 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 7774
Download


Contours Of Israel S New Strategic Thinking

Author: Efraim Inbar
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 14,19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 4845
Download


Strategic Thinking For Information Technology

Author: Bernard H. Boar
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN:
File Size: 40,95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 1985
Download

The information age; Strategy; Strategic ideas; Strategic configurations of power; Breeder strategy; IT organization design for the information age; Anatomy of an IT guru; Epilogue: the way of the IT warrior; Appendixes; Index.

Strategic Focus

Author: Cecilia Lynch
Editor:
ISBN: 9781943765034
File Size: 12,49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 3615
Download

Too often leaders just don't know where to start planning for the future of their business; they usually start with the familiar: internally, operationally and incrementally focused. This is the wrong place to start. From two decades-plus of leading successful custom consulting engagements for corporations, entrepreneurial business and non-profits, Cecilia Lynch, principal of Focused Momentum(r) and author of Strategic Focus: The Art of Strategic Thinking is finally making it easy to lead strategy development with confidence. Strategic Focus is your first step in preparing your strategic thinking about the future with clarity. This new book demystifies how to think strategically about your business to enable you to craft a winning strategy with the outside-in approach. This book will guide you through a series of exercises that create a simple, straight-forward process to form the premise for the future success of your enterprise. You too can lead truly stimulating and important conversations that will result in a significant evolution and in marketplace momentum for your company. By the time you are done with Strategic Focus: The Art of Strategic Thinking, you will be well-equipped and confident to facilitate strategy in your own business, with your team and/or with your board members.

The Power Of Strategic Thinking Lock In Markets Lock Out Competitors

Author: Michel Robert
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780071357777
File Size: 50,76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 6368
Download

Here's a startling concept for anyone who knows anything about business: "For successful companies, competition is irrelevant." Flying in the face of the conventional wisdom of most senior management today, the internationally noted business consultant Michel Robert explains why gigantically successful businesses ignore their competitors...and reap huge profits! How does it work? A number of CEOs who have used Robert's unique strategic thinking process--and are now true believers--recall in these pages how he enabled them to choose the right strategy for success in today's changing business environment. Unlike most other consultants, Robert and his staff go to corporate "war rooms"--not the business school library--to develop and hone the strategic thinking process. In more than 400 frank, intensive working sessions with CEOs and their management teams, Robert has tested and validated his methods. THE POWER OF STRATEGIC THINKING sums up his original and effective strategy of making anyone's competitors irrelevant: Obsession with your competitors leads to "imitation strategy," the common and disastrous mistake of letting the other side set the rules. Result: The house always wins! Imitators lose. The answer: Learn from major companies like Intel, Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and Goldman Sachs--corporate success stories that Robert explains in fascinating detail--how to develop your own "distinctive strategy" and race ahead of the competition. Learn from the mistakes of copycat companies like Chrysler, Officemax, and all three original TV networks: Robert shows you how imitation strategies will put companies in virtually any field on a suicidal path. From military history, as Robert points out, comes the idea of "ultimate strategy," a proactive, offensive strategy that continually keeps the competition off-balance even as they become more and more irrelevant. Ultimate strategy is achieved when a company controls and/or influences the terms of play for an industry. Learn from THE POWER OF STRATEGIC THINKING how to set the rules for your own sandbox...or how to find another sandbox where you can! In THE POWER OF STRATEGIC THINKING you can learn how to become a winning company by formulating and implementing a proactive, offensive strategy that will have your own company signature. You will also find out how to widen your competitive advantages. Best of all, your ultimate strategy for success will develop from the power of your own strategic thinking!

Strategic Thinking

Author: Irene M. Duhaime,
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136663320
File Size: 76,38 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 4168
Download

There are many strategy books available in the marketplace for today’s student or business professional; most of them view strategy from the 10,000 foot level, while Strategic Thinking looks at this important business topic through a different lens. Written from the perspective of a manager, this book builds on theories of managerial and organizational cognition that have had a powerful influence on many business fields over the last two decades. As other books on business policy and strategy cover a broad range of topics, models, frameworks, and theories, the unique feature of this book is that it covers all this, but also focuses on how managers of business firms understand their business environments, assess and marshal their firms’ resources, and strive for advantage in the competitive marketplace. It examines the economic, structural, and managerial explanations for firm performance. Offering professors and business people who are intrigued by the ideas introduced in Peter Senge’s books ways to apply those ideas and principles in the classroom and in the companies in which they work, the book puts managers front and center.

Strategic Thinking For Management And Leadership Success

Author: Dr Paul Sky Berry
Editor: Lulu Publishing Services
ISBN: 168471995X
File Size: 13,83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 404
Download

With inadmissible migration, trade, security, technology, cultural identity and discrimination, Leadership requires promoting empathy with diversity, diplomacy and dialogue that uncovers, empowers, and engages reality. Leadership should not be limited to empowering others or increasing followers. This book was inspired after Dr. Berry, as one of the delegates, was honored with the opportunity to participate at the Dubai Top Leadership Summit on Growth and Sustainability Strategy. Due to his contribution around the world, along with other top leaders, Dr. Berry cultivated an initiative for global transformation. Following a very informative summit in Dubai, Dr. Berry decided to support humanity by sharing the knowledge gained and completed this book which he started writing years ago. He visualizes this book being used by future generations, to inspire others who aim at navigating real time leadership problems, improve their strategies and create an impact.

Strategic Thinking And Writing

Author: Michael Edmondson
Editor: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1949443426
File Size: 41,50 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 4473
Download

In today’s hyper-connected, dynamic, and ever changing global marketplace, storytelling is the new strategic imperative for organizations that want to achieve and sustain growth. The power of narrative, however, is built upon the foundation of strategic thinking and writing. As technology has democratized the power to share stories with the world, succeeding in today’s age of collaborative commerce demands that leaders on all levels develop and enhance the business competency of storytelling built on strategic thinking and writing in order to drive customer engagement, enhance business performance, and remain relevant. Perhaps nowhere is the evidence of storytelling more prevalent than Amazon. In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. Bezos replaced PowerPoint slides with a six page narrative that executives prepare. The start of each meeting involves attendees reading the six page narrative for 30 minutes followed by a discussion. Writing the six page memo requires research, time, and multiple revisions. The six page memo also requires one to think and write strategically. That’s where this publication can help. Part one consists of three chapters that focus on examining the various definitions associated with thinking and the process of strategic thinking. Part two shifts the attention towards strategic writing and provides the reader with a step-by-step guide on how to create a clear, concise, and compelling six page memo.

Choosing The Future

Author: Stuart Wells
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0750698764
File Size: 45,68 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 5628
Download

Strategy requires an ability to conceive the future, see and create possibilities, and focus to choose a direction. Successful strategy is a mental discipline consisting of broad ranging, flexible, and creative thinking. Choosing the Future will help you achieve this success by studying fundamentals such as effective group thinking, knowing when to delay a decision for more information, balancing contrasting modes of thought, and transforming thought into action. Using a cycle to show the relationship among different strategic thinking tools, Choosing the Future gives you guidance to respond to these basic questions: What seems to be happening? What possibilities do we face? What are we going to do about it? Choosing the Future will help you advance your thinking skills. Rather than telling you what to do, it teaches you to use your business knowledge to discover your own ideas and strategic direction. Stuart Wells is Professor of Organization and Management at San Jose State University, where he serves as Director of the Center for Global Competitiveness and as Director of the Small Business Institute. As founder of the Leading Edge Consulting Group and co-founder of Corporate Wisdom, he has worked on leadership development and strategy issues with such major corporations as Clorox, Dupont, PepsiCo, and Proctor and Gamble. He is the author of several books, including From Sage to Artisan: The Nine Roles of the Value-Driven Leader. A how-to book that advances thinking skills. A guaranteed approach to improve the quality of strategic thinking. Shows how to discover your own ideas and strategic direction.

Strategic Thinking

Author: Simon Wootton
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749432188
File Size: 46,18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 7177
Download

CD-ROM contains: Practical examples of how a blue-chip company uses this book to gain strategic advantage over it competitors.

Strategic Thinking In Tactical Times

Author: J. DiVanna
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230006086
File Size: 54,76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 3411
Download

The premise of the book is to provide insight into new ways through which corporations create and execute strategies. It is the result of a 24-hour intensive workshop that brought together over twenty strategy practitioners from multiple industries. They were asked to consider the proposition that strategy is shifting from a product of an élite group of people within the firm to a process that aggregates strategic thinking from all levels of the firm.

Strategic Thinking

Author: Philip Windsor
Editor: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781588260246
File Size: 73,95 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 8314
Download

The just war. The legal tradition. The political context of strategy: clausewitz. The transformation of war.

Vietnam S Strategic Thinking During The Third Indochina War

Author: Kosal Path
Editor:
ISBN: 029932270X
File Size: 54,72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 5482
Download

"Why did Vietnam invade and occupy Cambodia in 1978? And why did it eventually change its approach, shifting from military confrontation to economic reform and reconciliation with China in the late 1980s? Drawing on rarely accessed archival documents, Kosal Path explores this major change in Vietnamese leaders' objectives and strategies. Unlike most studies, which attribute the invasion to political elites' paranoia and imperial ambition over Indochina, Path argues that Hanoi's move was rational and strategic, intended to resolve its economic crisis and counter imminent threats posed by the Sino-Cambodian alliance by cementing its own alliance with the Soviet Union. As these costly efforts failed in the 1980s, Vietnamese thinking shifted from the doctrinal Marxist-Leninist ideology that had prevailed during the last decade of the Cold War to the approach that would come to characterize the post-Cold War era. Path traces the moving target of Vietnam's changing priorities: first from military victory to Socialist economic reconstruction in 1975-76; then to military confrontation in 1978-1984; and finally, in 1985-86, to the broad reforms dubbed Doi Moi ("renovation"), meant to create a peaceful regional environment for Vietnam's integration into the global economy. Path's sources include internally circulated reports from provincial authorities, ministries, and ad hoc Party committees--materials that have been largely masked by the Vietnamese nationalist history of Vietnam's selfless assistance to Cambodia's revolution and glossed over by the Cambodian nationalist narrative of Vietnam's longstanding imperial ambition in Cambodia"--

Strategic Thinking Systems 2 Books In 1

Author: Ray Crystal
Editor:
ISBN: 9781801685153
File Size: 62,23 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 3044
Download

Have you heard about systems thinkers, and do you want to learn more about them? Are you interested in improving your behavioral and cognitive abilities to assess circumstances? If yes, this is the right book for you! A system is composed of interacting parts and relationships. Every part affects the others and is affected by the other parts. Systemic thinking is wide-view thinking that entails changing one's set of paradigms. It has evolved since the 20th century as an area of study and practice. Systems that think as they do in modern times have been around for approximately 60 years, but they have only had a relatively broad audience among non-scientists within the last decade or so. Thinking structures is a way to look at things, individuals, and organizations worldwide. It consists of principles and methods that give system-thinkers a new, potentially expanding worldview rather than a series of static methodologies or theories. Thinkers of structures prefer to consider the environment as a series of ongoing interactions, changes, and processes. Systems thinking can extend to almost any field, including businesses, computers, social organizations, the human mind, and computer systems, which we want to understand better. Self-described system thinkers use a vibrant science and non-scientific literature base consisting of the theories, processes, and philosophies of systems. The resulting new "mesh" organization is expected to improve the use of resources and management effectiveness through more efficient and imaginative systems and technologies. This book covers: Essential thinking skills Mental models Solving problems and decision-making Managing chaos Take control over your thought patterns Logic, analytical and critical thinking ...And much more! This collection include: Strategic Thinking The Systems Thinker Ready to change your ways of thinking to improve your everyday life? Click "Buy Now" and get started!

Strategic Thinking

Author: Frederick Betz
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 178560466X
File Size: 41,74 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 2831
Download

The purpose of proper strategic thinking is to eliminate top-down only communication that leads to the wishful thinking way of organizational strategy. Strategic thinking is necessary at every level of an organization. This book uses actual histories of business successes and failures to illustrate theoretical concepts in strategic thinking.

Leading With Strategic Thinking

Author: Aaron K. Olson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118968158
File Size: 22,50 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 9323
Download

Be a more effective leader with strategic thinking Leading with Strategic Thinking reveals what effective leaders do differently. Eschewing the one-size-fits-all leadership model, this helpful guide outlines four general leadership types and demonstrates how each type achieves success – whether through personal vision, structured process, collaboration, or by empowering others. The authors identify the actions and skills that distinguish strategic leadership, drawn from interviews and focus groups with over three hundred leaders from around the world. Examples and case studies illustrate these concepts in action, and the provided reference materials steer readers toward more advanced information on this important topic. The disruptive forces of technology and globalization raise new challenges for leaders. This book is a manual that will help executives and aspiring leaders harness these forces and address the two central questions of strategic leadership: How do the best leaders develop their strategy? How do effective leaders drive strategic change? Becoming a strategic leader isn’t about mimicking an icon. The most effective leaders seize opportunity in a way that consciously integrates environmental requirements, stakeholder expectations, and personal ability. Leading with Strategic Thinking shows what these leaders do, and gives anyone the tools to be a more strategic leader.

Strategic Thinking In Complex Problem Solving

Author: Arnaud Chevallier
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190463902
File Size: 61,14 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 574
Download

An overview of strategic thinking in complex problem solving -- Frame the problem -- Identify potential root causes -- Determine the actual cause(s) -- Identify potential solutions -- Select a solution -- Sell the solution--communicate effectively -- Implement and monitor the solution -- Dealing with complications and wrap up