O'Reilly logo

Straight Talk on Leadership: Solving Canada's Business Crisis by R. Douglas Williamson

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Part V

Strategic Thinking vs. Strategic Planning

We have allowed our business leaders to perpetuate a myth that the only way to showcase and judge leadership superiority is in terms of how well leaders can plan for the future and how well they implement processes and policies to ensure that their organizations stick to the plan. The problem is that premise assumes the leader has some sort of special genius in terms of his or her ability to accurately predict the future. Moreover, it suggests that rigid conformity and total adherence to a set plan is the best answer to performance excellence. While conceding that in the slower-moving, more certain days of the past that formula may have worked some of the time, the deep changes in the environment ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required