Elevate: The Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking.pdf
Introduction Elevate Importance of Strategy Top 10 Strategy Challenges GOST Framework Strategy Defined Thinking Strategically 1,000-Foot View Discipline #1: Coalesce Patterns in Strategy Systems Platforms Business Model Phase I: Value Creation Phase II: Value Delivery Phase III: Value Capture Profitable Growth Strategy & Innovation Types of Innovation 1,000-Foot View Discipline #2: Compete Competitive Condition Leader Challenger Spectator Competitive Advantage Competitive Intelligence Trade-off Zone Indirect Competition Intangible Competition 1,000-Foot View Discipline #3: Champion Using Time Strategically Time Trade-Off Techniques Influencing Strategy Commitment Increasing Buy-In with Social Proof Strategic Behavior Practicing Strategic Thinking Developing Strategy Habits Strategy Conversations The Power of Story Creating a Strategy Story 1,000-Foot View Close When to Change Strategy Fire Prevention Tactical Evaluation Matrix Strategy Launch Review Strategy Scaffold Strategic I Am 1,000-Foot View Notes About the Author Index
According to a study published in Chief Executive Magazine , the most valued skill in leaders today is strategic thinking. However, more than half of all companies say that strategic thinking is the skill their senior leaders most need to improve. Elevate provides leaders with a framework and toolkit for developing advanced strategic thinking capabilities. Unlike the majority of books that focus on strategy from a corporate perspective, Elevate gives the individual executive practical tools and techniques to help them become a truly strategic leader. The new framework that will enable leaders to finally integrate both strategy and innovation into a strategic approach that drives their profitable growth is the Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking: 1. Coalesce: Fusing together insights to create an innovative business model. 2. Compete: Creating a system of strategy to achieve competitive advantage. 3. Champion: Leading others to think and act strategically to execute strategy. Every leader desperately wants to be strategic--their career depends on it. Elevate provides the roadmap to reach the strategic leadership summit.