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Why Planning Is No Longer a Strategic Activity

04/16/2013

By Rod Collins

Whether starting a new initiative, dealing with an unexpected  crisis, or solving an emerging business problem, the first step of the traditional manager is usually to draw up a plan of action. Planning provides comfort in the face of complexity because, by defining and sequencing a set of action steps, the manager has the sense that a reliable path to a certain outcome has been put in place. Planning assumes that the world is both stable and predictable.

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You Have To Slow Down To Move Fast

03/26/2013

By Rod Collins

One of the biggest challenges confronting business leaders today is learning how to manage at the speed of accelerating change. In times of great change, business advantage belongs to those who can move fast. But, as many of leaders are discovering, moving fast is not as easy as one might think. That’s because those who have mastered this new challenge have learned the paradoxical rule of speed: You have to slow down to move fast.

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