Providing constructive competitive intelligence and insights requires a business manager to cater to the diverse needs of different end-users, from senior management to functional and geographical heads, in order to help a company achieve its overall business goal and direction.
While there’s no fool proof way, nor do we have the time, to identify everything that might impact the operation of any organization, there are simple techniques to instill a culture of curiosity.
In an increasingly competitive world, many corporate directors have a need for a powerful intelligence program but few have access to one. Enter the concept of strategic intelligence.
The four pillars of a corporate vision, Core values, Core purpose, Big Hairy Audacious Goal, Vivid description and the processes used, and also the lessons learned.
Gaining senior management buy-in is really about finding the right balance between the soft skills (knowing how to listen to them, how to anticipate their reactions) and hard skills (rock solid analysis, irrefutable facts, etc.)
A story to illustrate the ultimate application of creativity and invention – creating significance from insignificance, creating value from nothing, seeing value where no one else does – and above all – crafting the strategy to execute the innovative design.
It’s a matter of choice – and you do have to make the choice to be a leader. And then it all boils down to executing like crazy – to be the best at what you choose to do. Anything in between is just muddling and mediocrity.