Strategic Insight?

Thought-provoking post on the HBR blog from Alessandro Di Fiore, CEO of the European Centre for Strategic Innovation.  According to his research,

“creating the ability to generate strategic insight (which we defined as a perception that could trigger the creation of a distinctive and winning value proposition), was not considered to be a top ten priority for most CEOs”

The post goes on to suggest possible reasons for this including possible confusion over the meaning of “strategic insight”.  Possibly, CEOs consider strategic insight to be a necessary output of every function?

Most of my own work covers some dimension of driving strategic insight and I don’t see that as being a low priority for business leaders in the clients I work with.


About Andrew Munro

An independent business consultant, interim manager and writer, Andrew operates through his company, Burning Pine Ltd (
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