Principles of Strategy
- Consensus is overrated--aligned action is critical
- People’s perspectives--values, beliefs, and expectations--are as important to
strategy success as objective considerations
- Groups can agree on strategic actions without agreeing on perspectives
- Diverse perspectives, often considered a barrier to consensus, can be useful in
creating a strategy that is relatively insensitive to surprise
- Each organization is unique, in its people, operating environment, or challenges
- Outliers—people and observations far from the average—are worthy of attention
- An analytic approach helps create a strategy that is clear and compelling to
- Facts are stubborn things, but they are useful
- Uncertainty, instead of being a challenge, can be used to your advantage
- Humans are more than resources
- Visual characterizations aid decision making and help stakeholders understand and
commit to strategic actions.
- Trust is a necessary but insufficient element of organizational effectiveness
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