Strategic planning is not something that all of us do. Reading market trends, visualizing the bigger picture, taking risks, or being willing to let go of a short-term gain to focus on a longer-term impact is not easy. Placing a title on a person does not make them an overnight strategist either!

A great deal of disconnect can happen between teams that execute plans and teams that strategize. This is because the former doesn't get the big picture, and the latter doesn't see the devil in the details. Even when teams have ample freedom to frame and execute their plan of action, they are limited by the brief given to them by someone else who is thinking about strategy. They are essentially working on partial information, and with limited ...

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