SELF-HELP

How To Think Strategically: Sharpen Your Mind, Develop Competency

Maven House. Jul. 2019. 304p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781938548901. pap. $24.95. business/sELF-HELP
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In this comprehensive manual, executive coach/management consultant Githens teaches honing one’s strategic-thinking skills to manage successfully both long- and short-term business issues. This involves identifying and implementing the four X-factors of strategic thinking: drive, insight, chance, and emergence, then developing competency in 12 microskills, including curiosity, pragmatism, skepticism, and reflection. Using numerous real-world examples, Githens provides tips that will spur readers to embrace the future, coach others, and make use of ambiguity as a mechanism for building resilience.
VERDICT An excellent primer on nurturing an essential life skill.

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