Learning to Think Strategically(4th Edition)
Strategic thinking has become a core competency for businessleaders globally. Overused and under-defined, the term is oftenused interchangeably with other strategic management terms. Thistextbook delineates and defines strategic thinking as an advanced,conceptual cognitive capability, focusing on the nonlinear,divergent, a-rational and informal nature of strategic thinking.This unique and practical text is an original primer of howsuccessful strategists learn to think strategically.In this fourth edition, the author offers an expanded definitionof strategic thinking based on critical theory. This bookhighlights the role of informal learning, underscores the relevanceof engaging in the arts, and has global application for thosetasked with making strategy in this rapidly changing world. Sloanpresents a previously unexamined account of the relationshipbetween strategic thinking and the learning process involved ―taking learning from the academic to the everyday. New featuresinclude an expanded list of learning methods to develop strategicthinking, a more extensive look at global cultural perspectives ofstrategic thinking, additional scenarios and case vignettes, andonline resources comprising test bank questions and lectureslides.This book is vital reading for MBA, Strategy, LeadershipDevelopment, and Executive Education students. The practical natureof this book also makes it valuable for business and policyexecutives, as well as managers and emerging leaders looking todevelop their strategic thinking skills.