Six honest men Rudyard Kipling taught Mark Procter all he knows about strategic thinking
Mark Procter ILLUSTRATION
Dialogue Q2 2018
What happens if an organization doesnâ€™t think strategically? The answer can be found in the many organizations that kept doing what they always did while the world overtook them â€“ Kodak, Woolworths, Blockbuster, Nokia and BlackBerry, to name just a few. Strategic thinking means taking the opportunity to distance yourself from the detail, do some
thinking and future-proof your organization to prosper in a rapidly changing world. Amazon, Ikea and Google are organizations that have been successful in thinking strategically and following through with implementation.
Six honest serving men
US leadership scholar Warren Bennis once said: