CHAPTER 6

Strategic Leadership: Prioritizing

Strategy means making clear-cut choices about how to compete.

—Jack Welch | former CEO, General Electric

With the tools and mindset of strategic foresight in place through anticipatory leadership, the conditions are met for the onset of strategic leadership to take the reins. What separates this set of leadership practices from others is that it encompasses thought, action, and influence in the leadership process for the explicit purpose of promoting “the sustainable competitive advantage of the organization.”1 Again, this ties together the thread of the future and the present developed with anticipatory leadership, since competitive advantage is the primary aim of organizations and industries seeking ...

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