CHAPTER 4

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BUILDING

CONSTRUCT YOUR STRATEGY AS YOU GO

While the community was in agreement with the goal of keeping GM, it had no mechanism to engage in regional problem solving and definitely no mechanism to build a clear strategy for doing so. It became a necessity to construct the strategy along the way as Mayor Hollister and his team went about keeping GM. They wanted GM to keep building cars in Lansing in the same robust way it had been done for more than 100 years. But nothing was robust about the strategic start. The team had no other choice, as time was of the essence and being responsive to GM and the community demanded strategic thinking ...

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