Understand the strategic relevance of your own activities, know how to think strategically, play the strategy game, understand the nature of strategy.
Find the right problem, find the problem owner, use your experience, avoid the perfect solution, stay future-focused, keep it simple and other.
A workable solution is preferable to the perfect solution because it leads to action. The perfect solution is the enemy of the practical solution.
Anchor the debate on your terms, build your coalition, build incremental agreement, size the prize, frame the decision favourably. Learn more here.
Ask yourself three questions: is there a pattern I recognise here, who does this decision matter to, and why, does someone know the answer anyway.
Analysis over action, seeking perfection over practicality, hiding behind other people and shedding responsibility. Learn more here.
Good managers are often referred to as being decisive. No one can teach it and it is assumed that either you have it or you do not.
As a manager, you have to achieve results. You may be responsible for project outcomes, quality outcomes, costs or product design.
Working backwards from the desired outcome, rather than scrambling forwards from today, is at the heart of how good managers think and work.
Focus on the outcome and the results you want to achieve. Learn to work through and with your peers, bosses and team members. Learn more.