The imperative of strategic foresight to strategic thinking

van der Laan, Luke (2008) The imperative of strategic foresight to strategic thinking. Journal of Futures Studies, 13 (1). pp. 21-42. ISSN 1027-6084

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An apparent gap in mainstream strategy literature points to questions relating to the role and competencies of leaders in strategy making. An initial investigation reveals that turbulent change and growing environmental uncertainty demands leadership intuition and skills that are able to anticipate aspects of the future, provide enabling environments significantly different to the recent past and to provide direction for a dynamic 'living organisational strategy'. The paper explores the relation between neuroses of thinking about the future, the roles of leaders, strategic foresight and their connectedness to expanding bottom line measures of organisational performance. These are seen as indicators of leadership skills required to embrace the future and the possible foundations of an imperative for strategic foresight education in leadership development.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version c. 2008 Tamkang University Press.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2009 05:22
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 01:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: strategic foresight; strategic leadership; strategic thinking; futures studies
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220319 Social Philosophy
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management

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