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 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.