Strategy & Leadership Table of Contents for Strategy & Leadership. List of articles from the current issue, including Just Accepted (EarlyCite)
- Revisiting “What is Strategy?” and Why it Matterspor Kenneth Cory el febrero 26, 2024 a las 12:00 am
There are few concepts in the modern business lexicon where people feel as strongly confident in their understanding of its meaning – while there is simultaneously such profound disagreement in how people actually define the term – than the concept of “strategy.” After decades of research and publications trying to correct this situation, the problem remains. It is difficult to advance the field, teach the field, or even effectively put it into practice if you cannot define what “it” is in a clear, concise, and meaningful way. This paper offers updated definitions of key strategic management concepts. A large academic and practitioner literature review was added to the author’s personal experience as a Fortune 500 chief strategy officer and university professor to identify five separate concepts at the heart of current colloquial uses of the term “strategy.” These concepts were then clarified and defined with implications summarized. The generic term “strategy” is frequently used in place of multiple other very distinct concepts. This problem of concept ambiguity can be greatly reduced by understanding and emphasizing the definitions and usage of five other, already existing, business terms – “Strategic Management,” “Strategic Planning Process,” “Strategic Plan,” “Realized Strategy,” and “Business Model.” This paper identifies the negative effects of the misuse of the term strategy and offers clear, concise remedies. Resolving the definition problems is a necessary precursor to the advancement, education, and practice of the field.
- Quick takespor Larry Goodson el octubre 31, 2023 a las 12:00 am
- Editor’s letterel octubre 31, 2023 a las 12:00 am
- Can strategic planning adapt to an era that requires enhanced reactive capability?por Robert J. Allio el octubre 31, 2023 a las 12:00 am
Can strategic planning adapt to an era that requires enhanced reactive capability?
- Rethinking the role of middle management for the new world of workpor Brian Leavy el octubre 10, 2023 a las 12:00 am
McKinsey partners, Bill Schaninger, Bryan Hancock and Emily Field are championing the premise that the need for a fundamental rethink of the role of middle management in today’s organizations is now more urgent than ever. So what should the new blueprint be for middle management as the crucial link between the executive level and the front line S&L interviewer Prof Brian Leavy asks the authors of Power to the Middle: Why Managers Hold the Keys to the Future of Work. Companies with top quartile management practices can have more than three times the return to shareholders than other companies. Because of middle managers’ proximity to the front line, they have a helpful, realistic perspective on how new tools like generative AI should be adopted throughout the organization. The authors found that middle managers deliver the most value to the organization when they can serve as coaches, connectors, talent managers and strategists. For senior leaders to truly put middle managers at the forefront, they must give managers space to grow and the license to manage in a way that works for them and their team.