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Strategy is about seeing how things could be different and choosing how to make them happen. It requires analysis and imagination. It involves making choices and learning from actions.

Strategy is not what you say… it’s what you think, what you do, and who you are.

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Learning to Think Strategically

Julia Sloan, an Effectus Research partner and thought leader in strategic thinking, has incorporated her decades of experience working with global leaders to produce a ground-breaking solution on how corporations become truly strategic. Her book focuses less on over-used strategic management theories and more on strategic thinking as a conceptual cognitive capability.

Learning to Think Strategically

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Development and implementation of business strategy including diagnostic, competitive positioning, product strategy, margin enhancement, financial restructuring and long term growth.

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Effectus Research delivers business strategy consultancy and executive interim management to organizations globally.

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At Effectus Research, we aim to support organizations in various stages of development. We have over 25 years of experience within the strategy consulting industry, working with both global and medium-sized businesses.

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What value is strategy during the COVID-19 crisis?

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