Seeing Strategic Opportunities
What enables Advantage-Makers to see strategic opportunities that others overlook? Advantage-Makers are able to strategically shift to find commanding vantage points. Strategic shifting is adopting the right angle, the most useful perspective(s), to see a situation and maximize opportunity.
From the higher ground of a commanding vantage point, leaders are able to
- Read complex situations
- Take advantage of constantly changing, dynamic circumstances
- Spot opportunities that others can’t see from their more limited vantage points
- Establish a superior strategy, a favorable situation, or a profitable course of action
- Leaders with the penetrating insight and sound judgment of an Advantage-Maker are able to turn everything to their best possible advantage while guarding against the designs of their competitors.
Whatever outcomes you are achieving, the perspective of the Advantage-Maker helps you create a superior outcome.
The advantage-making strategies can be applied to an array of management challenges:
- Do more with less, faster
- Enrich strategic thinking and decision making
- Create strategies for business growth
- Build a team of Advantage-Makers
- Fix interdepartmental and collaboration conflicts
- Design the underlying performance structures to be more effective
- Create momentum and correct lack of alignment
- Direct a major change
- Improve leadership influence and effectiveness
- Boost performance of newly promoted executives
- Pull your—or someone else’s—feet out of the fire
As a leader, whether you need to beat the odds or take advantage of an opportunity, the consequences are significant for you and your organization. You either create an advantage or react from a disadvantage.
Advantage-Makers do the right thing to spot opportunities, create advantages, and influence outcomes.