Strategic Actions: All-Inclusive and All-Win

Strategic thinking and actions are not just for C-suite executives, it is everyone’s job. In any organization, everyone has a role to play in preparing for the future.



Strategic Action areas  

The focus and nature of strategic actions depends on the position a person fills in the organization and the manner in which s/he contributes to its strategic vision.

Successful outcomes of strategic actions can and should be structured as all-win scenarios to win support from all stakeholders involved.



Strategy Implementation

A strategic action plan explains how to make a strategy a reality by adding the details needed to turn it into a chain of strategic actions and helping to align and organize thoughts on any given point to achieve desired strategic results.

For instance, the two parts of a differentiation strategy are a strategic position and strategic actions. The strategic actions part explains how to create a market niche, communicate differentiated advantage and create a buzz.


Strategic Achievement
The two interwoven parts of strategic achievement in a rapidly changing environment are strategic thinking and strategic action. The strategic intent provides strategic alignment and inspiration for both of these activities.
Strategic Experimentation
Rapid experimentation with new strategic opportunities is to be in accordance with corporate guiding principles and followed by learning SWOT questions.




Sun Tzu: The Art of War

The Four Skills of an Effective Competitor

Action: the ability to move or stay where we are.

Sun Tzu

The Art of War



You Will Not Succeed Unless You Act

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Most of the problems in life and business stem from one cause: we can't get ourselves to take action. It's not that we don't know what to do. The problem is getting ourselves to follow through and do it.

The Skill of Getting Yourself To Take Action

Create your fate! Many people are unwilling and/or afraid to go after what they want because it would force them to stretch their comfort zones. They convince themselves the action can be postponed or that a time will come when they won't be afraid to go after their goals. But that special event when everything falls into place will never happen. You will always feel out of your comfort zone when it comes to breaking the status quo.

Successful people aren't free of fear and worry, they they are enthusiastic and brave enough to take the first step and keep moving forward in spite of the perceived danger. They know how to motivate themselves and get themselves to take action. If you wish to turn your dream to reality, you must learn how to develop and master the skill of getting motivated to do the things that must be done. Keep telling yourself, "'Today' is the opportunity to build the bridge between yesterday's lesson and tomorrow's achievement. I'm sure to pursue this opportunity!"

James Allen quotes

For true success ask yourself these four questions:
Why?  ② Why not? 
Why not me?  ④ Why not now?

James Allen

Alexander the Great leadership quotes

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.

the Great

Carl von Clausewitz quotes

It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.

Carl von Clausewitz

Confucius advice

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.















Great Achiever

8 Winning Habits

  1. Create an inspiring vision and start moving towards your dream... More

Pearls of Wisdom

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

You’ve got to start with your gut, with something you are really passionate about, for a good reason. You won’t get there by sitting in a closet and thinking, ‘Boy I know the world must want this.’ >>>

~ Charles Schwab

Serious People Actually DO Something; Non-Serious People Talk About Doing Something or Plan to do Something One Day.

~ Stuart Goldsmith

I can give you a six-word formula for success: "Think things through – then follow through.

~ Edward Rickenbacker

Now here, you see, it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that.

~ Lewis Carroll

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.

~ from Warfighting, the United States Marine Corps

Why Change Fails: 8 Common Errors

The world has a way of undermining complex plans. This is particularly true in fast moving environments. A fast moving environment can evolve more quickly than a complex plan can be adapted to it. By the time you have adapted, the target has changed.

~ General Carl Von Clausewitz

3Ss of Winning in Business

On s'engage et puis on voit! ("One jumps into the fray, then figures out what to do next.")

~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Thus, though I have heard of successful military operations that were clumsy but swift, cleverness has never been seen associated with long delays.

~ Sun Tzu, "The Art of War"

The essential factor of military success is speed, that is taking advantage of others' unpreparedness or lack of foresight, their failure to catch up, going by routes they do not expect, attacking where they are not on guard. This you cannot accomplish with hesitation.

~ Sun Tzu, "The Art of War"

Eight Attributes of Corporate Success

By: Peters and Waterman

  • Bias towards action... More


Technology of Achievement

Creative Visualization    Don't Wait Until You Are Perfect − Jump In!

Put Your Business Plan Into Action    Fortune Favors the Brave


6W Self-Coaching Questions    4 Steps To a Super Attitude

Feedback Is Your Elevator To Success

Learning SWOT Question


Entrepreneurial Leader: 4 Attributes

Having dreams and passion is not enough. If you wish to achieve something, don't let life just "happen" to you. Set goals and take action.

Make a Difference!


Turn Your Dream To Reality

Work Smart and Hard


The Virtuous Circle of Experimentation

Smart & Fast Decision Maker

The Skill of Getting Yourself To Take Action

"The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it." ~ Confucius

How To Overcome Resistance to Change: Kore 10 Tips

Don't Quit, Keep Going

The law of inertia says that "a body at rest tends to remain at rest or a body in motion tends to remain in motion." Understand the power that even the tiniest of actions can have when taken in a negative situation. See the problem as a growth opportunity – it's usually at this time that your greatest growth can occur.

Failure as a Stepping Stone To Success

Turn Problems to Opportunities: 6 Tips

What Does Creativity Brings To Your Life?

Summary of the interview of Linda Dessau with 17 creative artists

Creativity brings happiness, energy and power.

Creativity is energizing, revitalizing, uplifting and motivating. It gives you joy, the impetus to push further, and a sense of power. It helps re-ignite your passion for your work and excites you into courageous action... More


Entrepreneurial Creativity: 4 Keys



1. "Motivation123", Jason Gracia