Deep Dive: The Proven Method for Building Strategy, Focusing Your Resources, and Taking Smart Action

Deep Dive: The Proven Method for Building Strategy, Focusing Your Resources, and Taking Smart Action

by Rich Horwath
     
 

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The inability to set good strategy can sink a company-and a leader's career. A recent Wall Street Journal study revealed that the most sought-after executive skill is strategic thinking, but only three out of ten managers have this skill set. Author Rich Horwath explains the three keys to strategic thinking, breaks them down into simple, attainable skills, and gives… See more details below

Overview

The inability to set good strategy can sink a company-and a leader's career. A recent Wall Street Journal study revealed that the most sought-after executive skill is strategic thinking, but only three out of ten managers have this skill set. Author Rich Horwath explains the three keys to strategic thinking, breaks them down into simple, attainable skills, and gives you practical tools to apply them every day, providing managers with a clear path to mastery of the three disciplines:

1. Acumen-generate critical insights through a step-by-step evaluation of your business and its environment
2. Allocation-focus your limited resources through strategic trade-offs
3. Action-implement a system to guarantee effective execution of strategy at all levels of your organization

Based on new research with senior executives from 150 companies and the author's experience as a thought-leading strategist, Deep Dive is the first book to focus on the most important level of strategy-you. Armed with this knowledge and dozens of effective tools, you can become a truly strategic leader for your organization.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608320332
Publisher:
Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
249,607
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Rich Horwath is the president of the Strategic Thinking Institute, a former chief strategy officer, and professor of strategy at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. As a thought-leading strategist, he has worked with such giants as Adidas, Amgen, and Pfizer. He is the author of four books and more than fifty articles on strategic thinking and has been profiled in business publications around the world, including Investor's Business Daily.

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