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Mastering Strategy Intelligence for Informed Decision-Making and Organizational Growth

July, 2023 — Written by Trineke Haruko


What Strategy Intelligence Means to Leaders

In the fast-paced world of business, inefficient decision-making can be a silent killer. As organizations grow larger, the chain of command becomes longer, amplifying the challenges of making timely and effective decisions. The consequences of one ineffective decision can reverberate throughout the entire organization, slowing down crucial business processes and, worst of all, leaving customers dissatisfied. Brace yourself, for when customers aren’t satisfied, profits can dwindle before your very eyes.

To avoid this perilous fate, leaders must possess and demonstrate a crucial skill: strategy intelligence. This aptitude allows leaders to navigate the treacherous waters of decision-making process with finesse. But what does it take to truly excel in this arena?

  • Prioritize problems
  • As you ascend the corporate ladder, your responsibilities multiply. Learn to identify what truly matters and prioritize accordingly, ensuring efficient use of your time and resources. Not everything required immediate attention.

  • Uncover the root cause and explore related factors
  • Critical thinking is the backbone of effective leadership. Dig deep to uncover the underlying causes of problems and explore the variables that may be intertwined. By understanding the broader context, you can develop effective and comprehensive solutions.

  • Evaluate consequences and stakeholders’ agendas
  • Leaders must weigh the impact of their decisions on various stakeholders. Assess both positive and negative outcomes before presenting your recommendations. Ensure that your actions align with the interests of the organization and its stakeholders.

  • Possess organizational awareness and ownership
  • Great leaders transcend personal interests. They act in the best interest of the organization, considering how their decisions impact the overall success. Actions should be taken for the greater good, not just personal gain.

  • Transfer knowledge effectively
  • Master the art of communication. When conveying information from your team to higher-ups, you must know what’s vital and how to communicate it appropriately. By providing your superiors with essential data and eliminating unnecessary variables, you streamline the decision-making process.

In this challenging landscape, strategic leaders hold the key to the thriving success of the organizations. By honing their strategy intelligence, they fortify their organizations against the perils of inefficient decision-making.

Rani Soebijantoro
Founder & Chairwoman |

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