Playing the Strategy Game: Srategy is a Skill Not a Formula ; Make it One of Yours

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Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2001 - Business & Economics - 221 pages
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Today's intensely competitive business environment places extreme pressure on managers. Success comes to those who become skilled at effective strategic thinking and behavior.

"Playing the Strategy Game" establishes the link between personal and corporate strategic agendas. It provides a clear guide to becoming a strong performer in the competitive game of business. The business game is still played at both the operational and strategic level. The ambitious manager, who wants to live and succeed in this complex but rewarding world, has to gain an effective set of generic skills.

Getting personal with strategy, you will

  • understand strategic thinking and the strategy process
  • create better strategies more quickly
  • create the appropriate strategies for you and your business
  • communicate and win support for your strategy
  • develop your own strategic sense and imagination
  • make your strategic radar more reliable
  • link your corporate and personal strategic agendas
  • become a smarter strategist

Create your own strategy rather than living someone else's.

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Contents

Business as a competitive game
3
Some fundamental beliefs about business success
19
Part Becomin a better strate ist
37
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About the author (2001)

Patrick J. Thurbin is Principal Business Consultant and Strategy Lecturer at Kingston University's Business School. He has lectured as a Visiting Professor in Management at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, USA ; and in business strategy at the prestigious Academy of National Economy in Moscow, Russia.

He combines a wide range of consulting assignments in national and multinational organisations with research and lecturing at the University.

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