Think to Win: Unleashing the Power of Strategic Thinking

Think to Win: Unleashing the Power of Strategic Thinking

Paul Butler, John F. Manfredi, Peter Klein

Language: English

Pages: 304

ISBN: 0071840958

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The proven plan for making strategic thinking part of any organization’s DNA to drive sustainable growth

In today’s ultra-competitive business world, the difference between success and failure lies in the ability to get every employee to think and behave like a strategist.

Think to Win helps business leaders expand strategic thinking out of the purview of “the elite few” and into the company culture as whole. It offers a simple, proven approach to analyzing and solving old or new challenges and provides a common language anyone at any level in the organization can understand.

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Conant Leadership, Chairman of Avon Products, former President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, and coauthor of Touch Points “Think to Win is a winner. It unlocks thinking to galvanize people and companies to thoughtful actions that produce great results. The Think to Win approach of fundamental principles joined with a disciplined process can jump-start stalled businesses and ignite global opportunities.” Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO, Mondelez International “Nothing needs solid

and beverage makers. It was Keurig’s pathway into mainstream acceptance, and it was one of the keys to sustaining growth after the patents expired. “Extending ourselves through our partners created a network of coffee brands. We might have lost a little short-term profit, but we gained long-term profitability. Nevertheless, it was a tremendous risk,” Michelle says. “We were inviting the competition into our proprietary systems. You can imagine what it was like to sit across from our own Green

and human resources. The vision was to become a best-in-class consumer packaged goods company, with go-to-market and supply chain excellence, underpinned by a high-performance culture and an engaged workforce. One of the key players that Dave wanted to work with him was an HR executive who could hit the ground running—someone who understood how to think, plan, and act. Importantly, Dave also wanted someone who could speak the TTW language and take on two key challenges: (1) create an HR function

farsighted priest who leads a New England parish, wanted to explore ways to ensure its future vibrancy. At the suggestion of one of his parishioners, he decided to use TTW, and he started by reaching out to a variety of people in his congregation who had the skills or interests that would add value to the planning process. This planning group began with an internal and external analysis, looking at strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. “We shared the history of the parish, and

over the next three years. The church soon began taking action in response to the priorities. The parish instituted a monthly ROC (rely on Christ) mass to solidify and enhance its connection with teens and young adults. It began holding regular workshops on depression and anxiety, and it set up a career transition ministry to help the unemployed find new jobs. The parish also established a new system to take in donations. The financial stability team had sought to blunt the impact of weekly

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