“Strategic Thinking as ‘Seeing’” By Henry Mintzberg (CH5)

In this chapter of Strategy Bites Back, the articles focused on how strategy is colorful, visual, and can be see as a picture or diagram. In the article “Strategic Thinking as ‘Seeing,’” Mintzberg describes strategy, not as a recipe, but rather as forms of seeing. Strategic thinking requires …

-Seeing ahead,

-Seeing behind: roots in the past,

-Seeing above: the big picture,

– Seeing below: supports,

-Seeing beside: creative and lateral,

-Seeing beyond: expected futures,

-Seeing through: consequences of the vision.

Although there is not a recipe for strategic thinking according to Mintzberg, Seeing is crucial to the formation of the strategic thinking process.


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