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Living Strategy: Putting People at the Heart of Corporate Purpose by Lynda Gratton

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Step Three: Understanding current capability and identifying the gap

The visioning step creates a clear view of what the company can be and agreement of the strategic factors that will underpin the future. The next step is understanding where the organization is now and the gap between the aspirations of the future and the reality of the present.

The guiding principles

There are two principles which guide this step: the importance of really understanding reality, and the principle of risk analysis.

Guiding principle 1: Create a deep understanding of the current state

Beginning with the future creates a broad aspirational force that energizes ...

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