Episode 90

Published on:

27th Apr 2022

Episode 90: Why 91% of strategic plans never reach implementation

Did you know: in order to be able to make strategic changes, you have to change your mindset away from planning and implementation. Strategic thinking does not equal strategic implementation. These are completely different ways of thinking.

97% of executives say that strategic thinking is their biggest concern. 81% of executives don't know where to start when it comes to strategic thinking! By making space for problem solving without immediately focusing on the implementation piece, you can lead your organization to reach greater heights over time.

In this week's episode, Dr. Julia Sloan talks us through her Three-Stage Model for learning strategic thinking. Dr. Sloan is a leading authority on the cognitive aspect of strategic thinking and is widely recognized for her pioneering work on the application of complex cognitive theory to everyday strategic thinking practice in global business and public policy.

If you find yourself wondering how to be a better strategist, this is the episode for you. Listen in for Dr. Sloans 's expert advice on how you can apply your expertise to make an impact in your organization and in the world.

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Book: Learning to Think Strategically, 4th ed.

Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Routledge publishing house.

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