If you’re a rising star in your company…you need to build your leadership toolkit – starting with this.
One question I consistently ask upcoming leaders I work with is:
What is your process for setting strategy?
I ususally get one of three responses:
- I don’t have one
- Should I have one?
- What do you mean by the question?
These responses lay bare the gap apparent in many organization’s today ….everyone wants a winning strategy, business model or start-up – but few can spell out the set of steps to develop one.
- A Suggestion for Rising Stars or HI-PO’s in organizations
Any leader that is successful must set the nature and direction company, engage its employees and be able to make course corrections. If you don’t have a process (i.e. framework, set of steps, recipe) you use or your company uses to develop, plan, implement and course correct strategy – you need to get one.
ACTION 1: GET A STRATEGY PROCESS YOU CAN CALL YOUR OWN