Learn to think strategically
Strategic thinking is surely one of the biggest challenges when moving up to a managerial position, especially if your role has been the daily execution of tasks, which usually takes up all your time in order to be effective. But now there’s a growing need to ‘zoom in’ and ‘zoom out’. When you’re managing a team or a project, you have to see the bigger picture and ensure that your daily execution makes sense over the longer term. Some of the most serious failures and crashes have been caused by a lack of strategic thinking and ability to change perspective. One thing is certain. People need to learn to think strategically.
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