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How to Become a Strategic Leader

Julie Zhuo
MIT Sloan Management Review
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Characteristics of a good strategy

  • Achieves a particular objective — It should be clear what success looks like.
  • Has a set of actions — There should be a concrete plan.
  • Is credible and coherent — The plan needs to make sense and hold up under scrutiny.
  • Focused on overcoming the biggest hurdle(s) — There should be a clear diagnosis of the biggest problems to be solved, with resources focused on overcoming them.

Three tasks managers should undertake to become better strategic leaders

  • Create alignment around what wild success looks like.
  • Understand which problem you're looking to solve, and for which group of people.
  • Prioritize. And cut.
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