Introduction

How can executives make themselves smarter about strategy? This collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review examines the ways managers can set themselves up to think more strategically, examine opportunities, and then sell their ideas to stakeholders.

From “The Power of Asking Pivotal Questions”:

  • Good strategic thinking and decision-making often require a shift in perspective — particularly in environments characterized by significant uncertainty and change.
  • When Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx Inc., was growing up, her father would ask: “What have you failed at this week?” The message she got was that mistakes were OK and it was important to try new things.
  • Managers can make better decisions by examining both broad ...

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