Strategic Management:

Strategic Thinking

Key Elements of Strategic Thinking


Tony Grundy and Laura Brown, the authors of Strategic Project Management


Outstanding Thinker


  • Relentless: it is not something that just purely intuitive, but typically requires analysis techniques

  • Options: invariably there are many options, not merely for what you could do, but also for how you might do it

  • Action: strategic thinking does mean thinking in concrete terms of the actions that will be needed by whom and by when

  • Advantage: strategic thinking is continuously focused on getting a lot out of the minimum

  • Implementable: strategic thinking must help turn the very difficult into the easier and into the feasible

  • Cunning plan: the hallmark that strategic thinking has happened is that it is manifest in the tangible 'cunning plan'

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