Thinking Strategically: Power Tools For Personal And Professional Advancement by Craig LoehleThinking Strategically: Power Tools For Personal And Professional Advancement by Craig Loehle

Thinking Strategically: Power Tools For Personal And Professional Advancement

byCraig Loehle

Paperback | August 28, 1996

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Professionals today, whether scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, or managers, need to maximize their effectiveness. Real world problems are complex and must be tackled with adequate conceptual tools. Hard work and motivation are not enough. Professionals need to think strategically in order to choose the right problem to solve, to solve it in a cost-effective way, to use resources efficiently, and to be innovative and productive. Written in a concise, accessible style, Thinking Strategically goes beyond brainstorming motivational books to provide the power tools needed to dissect problems and to find innovative solutions. These tools are based on an understanding of the power of bottlenecks, paradox, scale and perspective constraints, and feedback as leverage points for getting a grip on the problem. The result is a practical book for managers and other professionals about the strategic use of effort that can lead to astonishing levels of productivity.
Title:Thinking Strategically: Power Tools For Personal And Professional AdvancementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:August 28, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521568412

ISBN - 13:9780521568418

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Component Skills of Strategic Thinking: 1. Strategic creativity; 2. Discovery as a process; 3. Strategic problem solving; 4. Reality check; 5. A matter of style; 6. Attitude: the inner strategist; 7. Strategic thinking exercises; Part 2. Strategic Thinking in Practice: 8. Problem finding; 9. Analysis: tools of thought; 10. Solutions: getting a grip; Summary: the strategic thinker; Literature cited; Index.

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Written in a concise, accessible style, this book goes beyond brainstorming motivational books to provide the power tools needed to dissect problems and to find innovative solutions. The result is a practical book for managers and other professionals about the strategic use of effort that can lead to astonishing levels of productivity. 34 line diagrams. 2 tables

Editorial Reviews

'... valid and profound.' Irish Astronomical Journal