It’s a leader’s primary responsibility to take care of tomorrow. To take care of tomorrow, leaders at every level must set a clear and compelling direction for their team, their function, their business unit or their company.
Creating a clear and compelling direction requires a leader to think and plan strategically and then effectively communicate the direction to their people in a way that aligns and motivates them to deliver desired results. Many leaders struggle transferring the strategic thoughts in their heads into a clear, concise, and compelling strategic direction they can effectively and consistently communicate.
The Setting Direction: Strategic Thinking Process is a tool that provides a leader with a step-by-step process to create a clear, concise, and compelling one-page Strategic Roadmap. The Strategic Thinking Process requires a leader and key constituents to collaborate, assess, prioritize, ideate, debate, and decide upon a strategic and tactical course of action. The final output of the Strategic Thinking Process is a one-page Strategic Roadmap. The Strategic Roadmap is then used by the leader to help each individual and the entire team understand what they are challenged to do and how they uniquely contribute to the success of the entire team or organization.
It’s a leader’s primary responsibility to take care of tomorrow. If you don’t do it – who will?
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Written by Michael Bivens, coach for Jennifer Maxson & Associates, Inc.