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The Art of IT Management - Practical tools, techniques and people skills by Robina Chatham

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7 THINKING STRATEGICALLY

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

Surveys show that strategic thinking is one of the top three capabilities that is valued and looked for in business leaders.

Most management competency frameworks include strategic thinking as a key skill. If you can demonstrate your capability in this area you are highly likely to be viewed as someone with ‘leadership potential’.

Organisations cannot survive by just aimlessly repeating what they did last year or even last month. Organisations need to be able to respond to changing circumstances, to take advantage of emerging trends and constantly find new ways of delighting their customers with new levels of service and products that were previously unimaginable. In today’s world nothing is having ...

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