Fast Track to Success: Strategy

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GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT IN STRATEGY. FAST.

To move up the business ladder, you will need to get involved in creating strategy and gain experience in the more common strategic techniques. More importantly, you need to focus on the really valuable activities – good networking, crisp planning and effective implementation. Fast Track to Success: Strategy will teach you the key skills you need to excel in strategy and accelerate your career ...

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Overview

GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT IN STRATEGY. FAST.

To move up the business ladder, you will need to get involved in creating strategy and gain experience in the more common strategic techniques. More importantly, you need to focus on the really valuable activities – good networking, crisp planning and effective implementation. Fast Track to Success: Strategy will teach you the key skills you need to excel in strategy and accelerate your career development. It includes:

  • Strategy in a nutshell - a series of FAQs to give you a concise overview of the subject
  • The top 10 tools and techniques to develop your approach to strategy
  • Advice on leading your team – how to decide your leadership style and build your team
  • Simple checklists to help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your capabilities and those of your team
  • Tips on how to progress your career, whether it’s your first 10 weeks in the job or whether you’re looking to get right to the top

Don’t get left behind, set out on the Fast Track today. For more resources, log on to the series website at www.Fast-Track-Me.com.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780273719908
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • Publication date: 12/25/2009
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

About the author

David McKean is the managing director of IT Leaders Ltd, a leading provider of business strategy and technology leadership development. He has over 15 years experience of working with businesses all over the world to develop and implement strategy.

Clients include Capita, Barclays, Accenture and AT&T as well as public sector organizations. The company has pioneered best-in-class processes in several management disciplines and designed software solutions to support them.

1994 David joined Cable & Wireless as the program director for the 3rd GSM license in France. Since that time, he has worked for several international blue chip companies in Russia, France, Asia and Holland, running large strategy development and business change programs. In Asia in particular, he worked closely with culturally diverse organizations, to help them build clear strategy to meet the priorities of the different stakeholders. It was this work that led him to recognize the real difficulties that companies have in developing a smart process for strategy that delivers real results.

David is a regular conference presenter in Europe, the Middle East and Asia on strategy and technology leadership.

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Table of Contents

The Fast Track way vii

About the author x

A word of thanks from the author xi

Strategy Fast Track xiii

How to use this book xvii

Fast-Track-Me.com xviii

A Awareness 1

1 Strategy in a nutshell 5

2 Strategy audit 21

B Business Fasttrack 33

3 Fast Track top ten 37

4 Technologies 85

5 Implementing change 103

C Career Fasttrack 117

6 The first ten weeks 121

7 Leading the team 137

8 Getting to the top 157

D Director's Toolkit 173

T1 Team strategy audit 177

T2 Strategy project checklist 183

The Fast Track way 189

Other titles in the Fast Track series 191

Glossary 192

Index 201

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