Leading a business (or even just a team) is rightly called “knowledge work” and for most people it requires far more mental effort than physical effort. But even though *what* we think and feel produces most of that mental effort, we rarely spend enough time thinking about *how* we think and feel.
The title of Donella Meadows’ masterpiece "Thinking in Systems" explains precisely what the book will do in 254 concise pages that are a joy to read: it will very likely—and very likely permanently—change the way you *think* about the world around you.
The word “strategy” could use a strategy. It’s used too broadly, rarely meaning the same thing for two people. It’s frequently stretched and contorted to incorporate myriad plans, priorities, and processes. And even when a CEO really does have a strategy, too often the people charged with carrying it out don’t actually know how to translate it into their day-to-day decisions.