CHAPTER 5 : ARE YOU A MANAGER?
UNDERSTANDING COMPANY STRATEGY
The very first thing you need to do in a leadership role is understand the goals of the company and the way your organization
fits into that strategy. Here are some steps to get you started:
REVIEW PAST BOARD DECKS, OR OTHER COMPANY STRATEGY MATERIAL
(INCLUDING FUND-RAISING DECKS, ETC)
These are all great clues to the higher-level vision and the evolution. Understand the current plan is important, but hearing or
learning about past ideas (including paths not taken) can be insightful and help steer you in the right direction.
UNDERSTAND THE COMPANY METRICS