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10 Insights on Strategic Thinking — Peter Klein

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Peter Klein founded PK Associates, a growth management consultancy, on the belief that fact-based, information-driven insights, need-to-do analytics, and the experience of a proven 'seniors-only' team will meaningfully benefit clients in more predictably growing, managing and leading their businesses.

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10 Insights on Strategic Thinking — Peter Klein

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  2. 2. This presentation consists of highlights from the interview with Moe Abdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  3. 3. Peter Klein founded PK Associates, a growth management consultan- cy, on the belief that fact-based, information-driven insights, need-to- do analytics, and the experience of a proven ‘seniors-only’ team will meaningfully benefit clients in more predictably growing, managing and leading their businesses. Peter Klein @tonto5 Growth Management Consultant
  4. 4. Strategic thinking grabs the power inherent in asking the right questions, focuses that energy on what matters most, and harnesses it to find the best solutions. Insight #1
  5. 5. Insight #2 You’ll recognize an effective leader when you notice someone:
  6. 6. Insight #2 You’ll recognize an effective leader when you notice someone: Who can anticipate change and the challenges it brings with it
  7. 7. Insight #2 You’ll recognize an effective leader when you notice someone: Who is decisive and action oriented
  8. 8. Insight #2 You’ll recognize an effective leader when you notice someone: Who maintains absolute integrity
  9. 9. Insight #2 You’ll recognize an effective leader when you notice someone: Who knows how the business operates
  10. 10. Insight #3 Beware of these traps, for they inhibit your ability to think strategically:
  11. 11. Insight #3 Beware of these traps, for they inhibit your ability to think strategically: Constantly putting out fires
  12. 12. Insight #3 Beware of these traps, for they inhibit your ability to think strategically: The lack of a thinking process
  13. 13. Insight #3 Beware of these traps, for they inhibit your ability to think strategically: The lack of mentors
  14. 14. Insight #4 The ability to differentiate is strategic thinking at its best. Think. Plan. Act.
  15. 15. Insight #5 Next time you’re faced with an important decision, try this approach:
  16. 16. Insight #5 Next time you’re faced with an important decision, try this approach: Challenge existing assumptions
  17. 17. Insight #5 Next time you’re faced with an important decision, try this approach: Thoroughly scope the issues
  18. 18. Insight #5 Next time you’re faced with an important decision, try this approach: Rely on facts and data
  19. 19. Insight #5 Next time you’re faced with an important decision, try this approach: Focus on the vital few
  20. 20. Insight #5 Next time you’re faced with an important decision, try this approach: Connect the dots
  21. 21. Insight #6 Asking the right questions distinguish leadership excellence:
  22. 22. Insight #6 Asking the right questions distinguish leadership excellence: Be objective
  23. 23. Insight #6 Asking the right questions distinguish leadership excellence: Be diligent in separating the facts from opinion
  24. 24. Insight #6 Asking the right questions distinguish leadership excellence: Be clear on the questions you’re asking (e.g. questions of clarification, questions of information and veiled questions)
  25. 25. Insight #7 “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” - Michael Porter on Strategy
  26. 26. Insight #8 When a leader can articulate the ‘so-whats’ and the ‘how-to’, she’ll have the right ingredients for an effective vision.
  27. 27. Insight #9 Answer these questions and you’ll get a gauge of your leadership effectiveness:
  28. 28. Insight #9 Answer these questions and you’ll get a gauge of your leadership effectiveness: Are you aware of how your business oper- ates and what the business model is?
  29. 29. Insight #9 Answer these questions and you’ll get a gauge of your leadership effectiveness: How comfortable are you with the way the business is structured?
  30. 30. Insight #9 Answer these questions and you’ll get a gauge of your leadership effectiveness: Do you have the right people in the right roles?
  31. 31. Insight #10 “With whom you go is more important than where you go” and “Where you stand, depends on where you sit”
  32. 32. Bonus Abraham Zalenik: Manager and Leaders: Are they different?
  33. 33. Reflect: Do you make reflection a habit before an important decision? tweet us!
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