Management Talk: A good strategy is a comprehensive one

Focusing on what we want to be, as we said last week, also has a more subtle benefit. It lifts managers' eyes beyond the horizon, away from the multitude of grinding day-to-day problems. If a strate

8th January, 2012

Focusing on what we want to be, as we said last week, also has a more subtle benefit. It lifts managers' eyes beyond the horizon, away from the multitude of grinding day-to-day problems.

If a strategic discussion begins (and usually ends) with present reality, all you get is a cocktail of disagreement that can degenerate into blame-laying - see Dáil Eireann. Looking beyond the present to the kind of organisation we would like to be,...

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