Strategic Thinking: A Nine Step Approach to Strategy and Leadership for Managers and Marketers

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Now in its third edition, Strategic Thinking, takes you step by step through the questions to ask, in order to formulate strategies and write clear and concise strategic plans. Based on three core actions - creating knowledge, innovating ideas and implementing change - Strategic Thinking consists of hundreds of examples and advice on: how to gain a deeper understanding of your market; how to develop a strategic vision; how to think critically about proposals; how to survive and thrive in a recession; how to ...

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Overview

Now in its third edition, Strategic Thinking, takes you step by step through the questions to ask, in order to formulate strategies and write clear and concise strategic plans. Based on three core actions - creating knowledge, innovating ideas and implementing change - Strategic Thinking consists of hundreds of examples and advice on: how to gain a deeper understanding of your market; how to develop a strategic vision; how to think critically about proposals; how to survive and thrive in a recession; how to implement and manage strategic changes.

With online material to support each step and strengthen your ability to predict future changes, a section covering key aspects of leadership and neuroscience; and prompt sheets, action plans and useful summaries, this fully updated third edition is an all-in-one strategy manual for marketers, leaders, managers and business students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749460778
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 613,533
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Wootton is a former consultant in the pharmaceutical industry and CEO of an Independent Mental Health Service. 
Terry Horne was previously a Director of BTR Industries and Colt International. He now develops Masters programs on strategic marketing and leadership at Lancashire Business School.

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Table of Contents

Preface

About this book 
PART I.           STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

Section 1         Strategic leadership

                        Strategic leadership and conversational style

Section 2         Strategic leadership ā€“ brain-based communication

Section 3         Strategic leadership ā€“ the thinking skills required

Case Study     Marketing leadership and management action

PART II.          STRATEGIC THINKING ā€“ THE 9SĀ© APPROACH

Step 1              Gather strategic intelligence

Step 2              Assess strategic capability

Step 3              Create strategic knowledge

Step 4              Make strategic predictions

Step 5              Develop strategic options

Step 6              Create strategic options

Step 7              Take strategic decisions

Step 8              Create and communicate market-led strategy

Step 9              Plan and manage project to implement change

PART III.         THE NEXT STEPS

Next Steps

Final thought

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

References and recommended reading

Index

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