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January 2015
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Moving to a leadership role

What no one ever tells you.


As you move from a management to a leadership role, there are some things that everyone just expects you to know - but never bothers to tell you.

  1. The first is the difference between operational management and strategic leadership. How your role, your thinking and your focus needs to change for you to become 'more strategic."
  2. The second is how to create structure for yourself and your team, when you are given a complex goal to achieve, or a new project to manage.

This newsletter provides you with two leadership tools that you will use constantly throughout your career.

We hope that these practical tools will contribute to your success as a leader.

The Change Designs team

Blog post: Moving from an operational to a strategic role


Strategic leadership role.

Moving from an operational to a strategic role.

One of the biggest frustrations many leaders face, is being told that they are not strategic enough. Many ask: What does it mean to be strategic? How does this differ from the work they currently do?

When you move from operational work to strategic work, the biggest difference is one of structure. In an operational job, you are given structure. You can either follow what worked before in your organization, or what the others in your industry are doing today. In a strategic role, you take a leadership position. You need to create your own future. Your own structure. Your own role.

This post describes what you need to know in order to move from an operational role to a strategic role. It provides three practical steps you can take to become a strategic leader.

Moving from an operational to a strategic role.

Article: Using a work breakdown structure



The power of a work breakdown structure.

A powerful planning tool.

Whenever you are dealing with an unstructured goal or project, you need to find a way to create structure, so that you can lead others step by step towards achieving your goal.

In this practical article, Anton van den Berg, explains the thinking behind a project or work breakdown structure. He shows how this practical tool provides the back bone behind many other project planning tools.

Use his way of doing a work breakdown structure as a first step to planning any complex project or achieving any unclear goal.

Go to the power of a work breakdown structure.

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