APPENDIX A

Questions to Inspire Strategic Thinking

To be an effective strategic thinker, you must regularly ask questions—both of yourself and others—to better understand how your work fits into your company’s big-picture objectives and the competitive forces in your industry. The following questions are drawn from the chapters of this book and are grouped together according to specific situations or problems you may face. By regularly referring to this list, you’ll be able to see challenges from new angles and shape your work to maximize your contribution while better aligning your team with organizational goals.

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