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Bring strategy into your daily work. It's your responsibility as a manager to ensure that your work--and the work of your team--aligns with the overarching objectives of your organization. But when you're faced with competing projects and limited time, it's difficult to keep strategy front of mind. How do you keep your eye on the long term amid a sea of short-term deman Bring strategy into your daily work. It's your responsibility as a manager to ensure that your work--and the work of your team--aligns with the overarching objectives of your organization. But when you're faced with competing projects and limited time, it's difficult to keep strategy front of mind. How do you keep your eye on the long term amid a sea of short-term demands?The HBR Guide to Thinking Strategically provides practical advice and tips to help you see the big-picture perspective in every aspect of your daily work, from making decisions to setting team priorities to attacking your own to-do list.You'll learn how to: Understand your organization's strategy Align your team around key objectives Focus on the priorities that matter most Spot trends in your company and in your industry Consider future outcomes when making decisions Manage trade-offs Embrace a leadership mindset


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Bring strategy into your daily work. It's your responsibility as a manager to ensure that your work--and the work of your team--aligns with the overarching objectives of your organization. But when you're faced with competing projects and limited time, it's difficult to keep strategy front of mind. How do you keep your eye on the long term amid a sea of short-term deman Bring strategy into your daily work. It's your responsibility as a manager to ensure that your work--and the work of your team--aligns with the overarching objectives of your organization. But when you're faced with competing projects and limited time, it's difficult to keep strategy front of mind. How do you keep your eye on the long term amid a sea of short-term demands?The HBR Guide to Thinking Strategically provides practical advice and tips to help you see the big-picture perspective in every aspect of your daily work, from making decisions to setting team priorities to attacking your own to-do list.You'll learn how to: Understand your organization's strategy Align your team around key objectives Focus on the priorities that matter most Spot trends in your company and in your industry Consider future outcomes when making decisions Manage trade-offs Embrace a leadership mindset

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  1. 4 out of 5

    Adam Mohd Noor

    Recently, my boss commented that I should drastically develop my strategic thinking if I intend to successfully move up through the career ladder. That comment really surprised me. Let's face it; lawyers being lawyers, we rarely take the liberty to free up our time to strategise our work and prioritise important works. We glorify our actions even if it means we mostly get our head down and try to complete all works given without understanding the intensity or magnitude of any particular works. We Recently, my boss commented that I should drastically develop my strategic thinking if I intend to successfully move up through the career ladder. That comment really surprised me. Let's face it; lawyers being lawyers, we rarely take the liberty to free up our time to strategise our work and prioritise important works. We glorify our actions even if it means we mostly get our head down and try to complete all works given without understanding the intensity or magnitude of any particular works. Well guess what? It's completely new ball game for in-house legal counsel as we're required to be an active business partner and advocate for both the legality and commercial perspectives of any given tasks. Anyways, this is one if the first HBR guide book that I've read and I've throughly enjoyed reading it. Surprisingly, the contents' is plainly-writing and easily accessible to anyone. Don't get me wrong, some of the sub-topics are ridiculously obvious and are derived without much thinking. Nonetheless, I've enjoyed it. Amongst the best sub-topics includes "Assess and Manage Trade-Offs" and "When the Strategy is Unclear, in Flux or Always Changing". This should be the go-to book for anyone to everyone regardless of the where they currently stand in their career. An enjoyable read and one that I'll read again from time to time.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Adama

    Good for quick reference If you are looking for a book that will teach you strategic thinking, this isn't a book for you. However if you are looking for quick reference about strategy development and execution, this guide is valuable. It includes several chapters from great authors who share good approaches, frameworks, tools and trips. I personally like the section on "Move from Thinking Strategically to Executing the Strategy". Good for quick reference If you are looking for a book that will teach you strategic thinking, this isn't a book for you. However if you are looking for quick reference about strategy development and execution, this guide is valuable. It includes several chapters from great authors who share good approaches, frameworks, tools and trips. I personally like the section on "Move from Thinking Strategically to Executing the Strategy".

  3. 4 out of 5

    Gui

    Achei interessante para avaliar como esse tipo de livro traz reflexões e/ou inspira novas atitudes, mas de um modo geral fiquei com a impressão de que o livro aborda tudo de forma meio rasa e com textos que se “auto comprovam”. Para citar um exemplo, penso que pensamento estratégico implica em reflexões críticas e um certo grau de questionamento de “verdades universais “ ou “lugares comuns”, mas o próprio livro não pratica isso nenhuma vez, na minha opinião.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Runsheng Li

    Corporate manipulation master class. Useful but disgusting to be frank.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sara Hall

    I didn’t go to business school and my professional development courses in design and Architecture focused more on scoping and completing work over strategy. There were definitely some great exercises and techniques in this book but for me, regarding design in government tech, only a third of the book seemed relevant. It’s certainly worth the read and I will keep it around when I need inspiration and to shift my perspective.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kamalika

    You'll learn, how to maintain a broad perspective, set team and individual goals aligned to the overarching strategy, communicate strategic visions effectively, align team projects, be agile and execute your strategjes and much much more Will definitely reference this again in times to come You'll learn, how to maintain a broad perspective, set team and individual goals aligned to the overarching strategy, communicate strategic visions effectively, align team projects, be agile and execute your strategjes and much much more Will definitely reference this again in times to come

  7. 5 out of 5

    Heng

    Like the other HBR book, this one is not extensively organized. The book does group chapters into sections based on their focuses, but the chapters are not necessarily connected. Strategic thinking has always been a myth to me. This book makes the concept of strategies more practical, and the guidances are actionable. Recommend this as a reference book for periodical reviewing or when things got stuck.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Andres De La Rosa

    A plethora of frameworks and tactics on how to think and act strategically. Great guide to help someone get out of tunnel vision or a myopic thinking rut. Typical HBR style, articles curated from various consultants, professors, and in this case, strategists. Enjoy.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Allisonperkel

    On the bright side, this book is a series of short articles that vary in usability versus common sense. Another bright side is this is a very quick read. On the down side, this book still isn't very good for critical business thinking. On the bright side, this book is a series of short articles that vary in usability versus common sense. Another bright side is this is a very quick read. On the down side, this book still isn't very good for critical business thinking.

  10. 4 out of 5

    meha gangopadhyay.

    An easy story telling way of define, and describe organization al strategy . The approach of defining strategies with various example and help readers to correlate. Anyone in leadership or wants to join leadership should consider this research.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Dryan Janapin

    a lot of learnings.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jay

    Provides some useful frameworks and questions to help define strategy, differentiate and change the 'zoom' of your perspective. Provides some useful frameworks and questions to help define strategy, differentiate and change the 'zoom' of your perspective.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Robert Rich

    I like the HBR books but this one just didn’t do it for me. Strategy is a hard thing to write about and this guide proves that for sure.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Axmed Bahjad

    OK.

  15. 5 out of 5

    David Clulee

    A crash course in Strategic Thinking Learn "all about" strategic thinking from Harvard Business Review. Full of real-life tips, anecdotes, and insights from consultants, CEOs, and academics. The veritable treasure chest at the end of the rainbow. A crash course in Strategic Thinking Learn "all about" strategic thinking from Harvard Business Review. Full of real-life tips, anecdotes, and insights from consultants, CEOs, and academics. The veritable treasure chest at the end of the rainbow.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Nestor Echave

    Some papers are great. Interesting book.

  17. 5 out of 5

    voon

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jose Martinez de Leon

  19. 4 out of 5

    Yahya

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Goldsmith

  21. 5 out of 5

    Humam Fauzi

  22. 5 out of 5

    Peter Francis

  23. 5 out of 5

    Talia

  24. 5 out of 5

    Aneta Janiec

  25. 4 out of 5

    Hao Wu

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kiran Bulusu

  27. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Huber

  28. 4 out of 5

    C L

  29. 5 out of 5

    Dalila Hashim

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jadsupa

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