The old saying, “Plan the work, then work the plan” simply doesn’t cut it for modern businesses. Why? Because every industry is driven by disruptions, competition is no longer evident and predictability is no longer linear. We need a different framework to consider strategy.
Strategic planning has traditionally been a matter of casting a vision 3-5 years out and then working backwards to create action steps. In Strategy 3.0, business owner and executive coach Stephen Graves explores a new kind of strategy – one that is agile and adaptive yet fast and focused.
In addition to outlining the differences between 2.0 and 3.0, Graves offers fifteen remarkable insights to fuel any strategy.
Charles Lee – CEO and Chief Idea-Maker - Ideation
The highly revered approaches to organizational strategy from yesteryears no longer work today. The speed of the market, exponential growth of disruptive innovation, and relentless evolution of technology have collectively reshaped the world we once knew. Strategy 3.0 offers a thoughtful reframing of strategy with actionable steps for any organization desiring to lead and thrive in our ever-changing world. If you care about the present-future of your work, read this.
Justin Whaley – President - CCF Brands
As we move into the next era of business environments at an increasingly rapid rate of speed, what a thought provoking tool Strategy 3.0 is. As leaders we are constantly searching for intricate details of our possible solutions and often times get mired down in the "this is how we've navigated in the past" mentality. Strategy 3.0 provides us with practical and effective ways to navigate our business in the fast paced, constantly changing environment. If you really want to lead your organization into tomorrow, Strategy 3.0 is worth a read.
Scott Kauffmann – Vice President Content and Cause - Redeemer City to City
Steve Graves is the truly rare person who can consult on strategy, execute strategy, and write about strategy with equal skill and authority. His voice is specific and empowering -- not generic or overwhelming. He is firm about essentials and loose about peripherals. He brings uniquely useful insight, not just helpful aphorisms. As a result, Strategy 3.0 is pound for pound the best book on strategy I know.
Donald Devine - Procter and Gamble Beauty and Health
My litmus test for recommending any books is how many chapters I read during my first sitting and how applicable it is to my life and work. I read Strategy 3.0 straight through the day I received it, and it is relevant to the choices I am making with my team right now. Perhaps my favorite aspect of the book is the immediate applicability of fresh insight both for today and for reference in the future.