red-handed. Adopting a strategic mindset is essential for life sciences executives tasked with increasing profits, delighting customers and retaining talent. In business, those who think strategically are able to anticipate market trends, predict new needs, and be first to develop products to satisfy them. The author makes a convincing and sobering case for plain, hard work when it comes to learning to think strategically -- a welcome and honest assessment of what is necessary to compete on a global scale -- no simple short cuts. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. The inclusion of different cultural perspectives in Chapter 3 is incredibly important, as is her emphasis on the critical role of the arts and humanities in Chapters 16 & 17. The theme that unifies the books in the series is. Strategic thinking has become a core competency for business leaders globally. Butterworth-Heinemann; 1st edition (June 29, 2006), Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2010. ― Karl Nigl, Fmr. In Learning to Think Strategically, author Julia Sloan presents a previously unexamined account of the relationship between strategic thinking and the learning process involved - taking learning from the academic to the everyday. Strategic thinking requires you to critically examine how things have always been done and then determine if that way is the way things should be done. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Learning to Think Strategically (New Frontiers in Learning). Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, Strategic Learning: How to Be Smarter Than Your Competition and Turn Key Insights into Competitive Advantage, Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters, Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life (Norton Paperback), Learning To Think Strategically 3Rd Edition, Political Savvy: Systematic Approaches to Leadership Behind the Scenes, Strategic Information Technology: Best Practices to Drive Digital Transformation (Wiley CIO), "Julia Sloan lays out in a comprehensive manner how strategic thinking can be learned. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 6, 2011. In Learning to Think Strategically, author Julia Sloan presents a previously unexamined account of the relationship between strategic thinking and the learning process involved - taking learning from the academic to the everyday. Strategic thinking is a powerful skill that clinic managers and supervisors can use in creating clinic or program plans designed to meet future goals and effectively use available resources. Whether you are seeking to incorporate strategic thinking into your business practices, complex global issues or personal endeavors, Dr. Sloan's book is the "go to" resource. This book is an original primer on how successful strategists learn to think strategically. Contemplating and digesting "Learning to Think Strategically" is refreshing and challenging! To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I found this book to be a very descriptive and detailed account of the strategic thinking process with powerful implications for anyone who is responsible for innovative business thinking. Bravo! Learn about a new way to think strategically or just to challenge your strategic mind. The practical nature of this book also makes it valuable for business and policy executives, as well as managers and emerging leaders looking to develop their strategic thinking skills. Learning to think strategically: Caught . Sloan is a pioneer in helping us understand that process and planning are necessary, yet insufficient elements of what it takes to be a successful strategic thinker. Its all about moving a person from where they’re at to where they need to be. How to Think Strategically: Sharpen Your Mind. A Fulbright Fellow and Researcher-in-Residence Fellow, she has also been recognized with numerous teaching awards. This textbook delineates and defines strategic thinking as an advanced, conceptual cognitive capability, focusing on the nonlinear, divergent, a-rational and informal nature of strategic thinking. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. Julia Sloan models the very concepts she espouses in her brilliantly written and just-in-time book. 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