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CAPS the way forward, when dealing with strategic complexity, through critical thinking…

22 Oct

Have you ever wondered why some people are better than others at solving certain (complex) problems and making good decisions? Thereby leading the pack?

The answer seems obvious: they know more than us, or they have the experience required, they have the better education, the gift of the gab, and my favourite – they are the appointed authority etc.

We seem to find a reason for every situation in life with smart people to stand back, we become inventive with excuses as to why they outperform us, and why we have to be submissive or why we have to adhere to them. It’s called conformity. Society has taught us to conform to the rules; of culture, religion, social beliefs, and structure. All good and well, don’t get me wrong, but they never taught us that our thoughts, our thinking and reason do not belong to the same rules.

Our minds are free agents, or should be. So how smart are you anyway? Some people are smarter than others for sure! But being smart isn’t enough, when we want to find truth, and seek clarity, rationality. The truth is this; we are all “smart” at one thing, but not all things.

People have been conditioned to think with one paradigm only, all their lives, they just stay true to one way of thinking, and they never stop to think about their own thoughts, or way of thinking, when they do this thing called thinking so well.

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The Biggest problem with corporate strategy is trying to predict the future and to “dictate the marketplace.”!!!

21 Oct

Almost all strategic planning sessions start off with the vision, mission, goals, values, and objectives scenario – yes? This begs the question, how good is our track record for predicting the future – I bet it’s pretty bad?

Maybe it’s time to become radical, and to totally change our strategic start up design perspective. If I tell you that there is a far better way to hit the bull, more often than not would you be interested?

Would you consider yet another reality; May I change that perspective, and let’s see if that is still all true.

(My theory is if we change our perspective and not just our perceptions, we will get a much better look at the real problem, and the way we look at things, then creates scenarios in the brain, that keeps changing with the new perspective).

Because if we only believe we can’t predict the future with much certainty then we won’t bother planning it in much detail, will we? Safe to say; No one can predict with up-most certainty anything that is in the future, let alone what will happen next week…

Nevertheless, forecasting is of the up-most importance in business.

Therefore, strategist, and forecaster alike need to probe beyond that curtain of uncertainty, and predict what the eventuality could/ would be like if we stay, start the course with our current strategy.

(The academics teach us to apply the laws of averages here, to find the average, and then to summarise risk, and come up with a worst case, average and best case scenario.)

Now days we see a change, away from that norm, towards looking at broad spectrum analyse of strategic challenges – by firstly looking at both internal (environment) as well as external (environment) and scanning it for defects, and misplaced links, between structure and strategy…, translating into emergent strategy; There are two approaches to strategy making – a deliberate or emergent strategy. The deliberate strategy is analytical and structured – Vision Statement, Mission Statements, Strengths and Weaknesses (SWOT), Objectives etc.

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This Book is Revolutionary in many ways, it is also Extraordinary in every way Imaginable

10 Apr

The Radical Revolutionary Strategic Management Matrix For Predators

This book is Revolutionary in many ways, it is also Extraordinary in every way imaginable. Nothing like it has ever been written.

A true Strategic Miscellany of divergent knowledge and wisdom, combined, into one Matrix. With  all the fields of knowledge necessary to create the concept of strategic trinity.

Written with remarkable true insight about what cripples and what excels strategy. With strategic insight, bleeding into military principles, some history, and philosophy on War, with the Art of War, Sociology, Psychology. Mixed with a good dose of street smarts, as well as practical tools, all fields of Strategic Wisdom and knowledge combined in one book. Have never seen it done? It’s here…

Learn more about new emerging  things in strategy: Like;

The Strategic Time Spiral Continuum

Whether you think you can do a thing or not, in either case you are right.

The Strategic Time Spiral Continuum starts off with this notion, by looking at our thinking premise and culture first, and how any paradigm shift could influence our overall thinking at the core.

No theory or system will alter how you see yourself and the world, if we do not stop and contemplate its necessity. Something needs to break, before we reach for the tools to repair it, to challenge us to change, or do introspection.  Things that are becoming more profound are Spiral Dynamics. What is Strategic Spiral Dynamics? Well, firstly Spiral Dynamics is a powerful model and predictive theory of human development and Cultural Revolution and its evolution. It has emerged as a powerful instrument for understanding the complexity of human behaviour and understanding. Spiral Dynamics has been successfully employed around the globe for conceiving and implementing real-world integral solutions to social conflicts and for catalyzing individual evolutionary transformation strategy.

Do you now see why you will become extinct soon if you do not do some serious reading;

Now – Read the book or Ebook; Read more in my new book Strategic Management, The Radical Revolutionary Strategic Management Matrix for Predators by Reinier Geel, now available at Trafford;http://www.trafford.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?Book=339320

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