The format and structure for the strategy analysis sessions seemed just right - there was enough time to discuss key questions or issues because of the pre-reads and time allocated.

Wendy Chin, Operations, Mode, San Francisco, CA

7 Levers to Improve Strategic Thinking

Are you focused on the best chances you have of winning in your marketplace?

Focused on best winning chances?

Here are the seven questions we look at.

  1. Have you mapped out all of the ecosystem that you work in, especially your single points of failure? Mapped out single points of failure

  2. Do you have a different idea customer in mind than your competitors? Different customer in mind

  3. Are you focusing your product development primarily on strengthening the key benefits that the customer wants? Focused strengthening of key benefits

  4. How are your activities different from your competitors? Knowing differentiating activities

  5. How is your brand promise different from your competitors? Differentiated brand promise

  6. What’s your secret sauce that gets you a 10X advantage? Wither in product benefits or in cost delivery? Secret Sauce with 10x advantage

  7. Do you have a separate strategy council from your operational leadership team? Separate Strategy Council

Strategic Thinking is just one of the 11 dimensions in our full FastAtScale model.

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