Every leader latches on to "strategy" as a buzzword, very few really sit and think through it as a way of working, and even thinking. Strategy comes from the military usage where taking high ground in a battle would give advantages - the ability to see the battlefield in it's totality (the "big picture") and accordingly plan out attacks on the opposing forces. Applied to today's corporate landscape, strategy becomes an overarching approach that guides the direction of a perso
How do you see yourself as a leader? Some leaders tell others what to do. Others do all the work themselves ("If you want it done right..."). Imagine your team as a growing organism. It needs a lot of care when it is new or green. As it matures, it needs less hands on care and more observation and expert handling, advising, mentorship. To be sure, it takes getting your hands dirty to make a great tree grow from sapling to a solid oak. Once you get it there, though, it starts
The best leaders are able to figure out 'how' with the finer details and 'why' from the big picture. Like the saying goes, you don't want to miss the forest for the trees, nor do you want to miss out on the trees themselves for each one tells a story.
So, zoom in when you need to focus, zoom out when you need perspective.
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