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Leadership in Action: Developing Anticipation - A Reply by Cheryl B. Smith

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Developing Anticipation: A Reply

Cheryl B. Smith

In a recent issue of Leadership in Action (18 [3], p. 15), Melodie Croonenberghs asked how a person can be helped to develop anticipation in his or her job. To begin to answer this question, I think we must consider a dimension of anticipation discussed by Andy Grove (1996): the notion that paranoia has some value with respect to staying successful. More than just an issue of anticipating next steps in a project or position, paranoia is the essence of anticipating what Grove calls strategic inflection points in the life of a business, points at which the business's fundamentals are about to change.

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