Good leadership inspirationally starts people out to sacrifice for their own and their organisation’s upliftment. Therefore, sound strategy work is an undeniable aspect of sterling leadership.
The strategy sets you off to respond to innovation, to discover and engineer new ways of doing things, and to nurture ambition, the drive and zeal to excel. It purposefully and methodically identifies where leadership is to be applied.
A strategy runs you across to a coherent set of analysis, concepts, policies, arguments, and actions, resurrected up to meet a high-stakes challenge.
A variety of plausible and feasible immediate actions is a vital component of a strategy. The desirable actions bridge the chasm between strategy work and its implementation.
Reducing strategy work to the setting of performance goals only creates a yawning gap between the ambitions and actions. For good, strategy work is about how to propel an organisation forward and advance its interests.
The core of a good strategy comprises of a diagnosis, a guiding policy and coherent action.
The guiding policy sets out the method of dealing with the challenges highlighted in the diagnosis without going into the minute details. Furthermore, it is a central idea aimed at overcoming an obstacle or a problem. To continue with, resources and coherent actions are harmoniously deployed to practicalize a guiding policy into physical life.
For a leader to avoid the analysis of the obstacles or problems because of his apprehension or a desire to please everyone is to indulge in bad strategy work. Problem-solving is the true purpose of devising a strategy