The Innovation Muse | Educating and Inspiring Innovators
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This podcast is aimed at educating and inspiring innovators to become powerful innovators. Each season will take you on a fascinating journey to explore an innovation topic in detail. Find even more innovation and disruption resources at my website.
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[S2 E5] The Goals Of The Strategist
3 days ago
This episode of the podcast explores the goals of a strategist. As the goals we set for ourselves make an immense difference in the output we produce, it is critical to understand the aims of the strategist. Understanding goals can help you become a better strategist. Why you need to know the goals of a strategist? A strategy, at the end of the day, is nothing more than a set of choices. These opportunities assist you to design great strategies. If the goals are not undefined, fuzzy, or wrong goals, a strategy cannot be effective. Goal Alignment You can be a strategist at many different levels of an organization. You can be a brand manager or a product manager and thus play this role. Irrespective of you position and role in the organization, your goals are deeply intertwined with many critical business goals. As a result, understanding and aligning with corporate and business goals become critical for any strategist. The Web of Goals As you go through this episode, you will realize that although business leaders and strategist set goals, many factors constrain their goals. A web of agendas in any organization makes it critical for you to understand the evolution of goals in business. The Key Qualities of Effective Goals Finally, there are some key qualities of goals that make them powerful. The episode talks about two primary qualities of any goal that you need to keep in mind. The episode will make you reflect on the goals you currently pursue and determine if you need to tweak those goals to make them more better. Key Takeaways The key takeaways from this episode on the goals of a strategist are as follows: 1. Why setting great goals is critical for the strategist? 2. The two types of goals that drive a strategist? 3. From where do goals arise? 4. How do goals evolve with the evolution of an enterprise? 5. Two critical qualities of powerful goals.