Strategy's Horizons and Boundaries

Steve Rothstein, our new Director of Strategy, recently wrote this article in collaboration with Robert Brodnick from Strategic Initiatives.  The article focuses on the horizons and boundaries of Strategy.  This is the first of a four part series that the two have been working on together, so there is much more to come.  A few great takeaways from this article:

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The fully strategic perspective sees its ship moving constantly through the ocean, seeking better currents and weather conditions, adjusting course  as needed to navigate there more effectively.  The planning perspective sees the same ship heading toward a waypoint, reaching it then heading toward another one, and then another, and so on.
Extending this thinking now, the importance to developing strategic perspective on any organization is based on a clear understanding of where and how an organization is nested within its own broader environment.