How To Gain And Keep The Initiative

The advantages of seizing the intiative are well documented throughout military history, as well as in countless buisness success stories. But how can you ensure that your organization gains, and keeps, the initiaitive?

These are five effective steps to do this:

  • Analyze the situation carefully
  • Seek hidden opportunities and new solutions
  • Act Now
  • Act boldly
  • Keep the pressure on

This may seem like a trivial list of steps to follow, but it deserves recognition because so many people in strategic positions tend to forget the basics.

Taken from: The Art of the Strategist by William Cohen

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