Strategic Thinking and Thinking Big

Jeremi Suri
Jeremi Suri
University of Texas

Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the University’s Department of History and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The author and editor of eleven books on politics and foreign policy, his most recent is entitled: Civil War by Other Means: America’s Long and Unfinished Fight for Democracy. His other books include: The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest OfficeLiberty’s Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama; Henry Kissinger and the American Century; and Power and Protest: Global Revolution and the Rise of Détente. A popular public lecturer and frequent news commentator, his writings appear in The New York Times, the Washington PostWall Street Journal, CNN.com, The Atlantic, Newsweek, Time, and other media. Professor Suri’s writing and teaching have received numerous prizes, including the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Texas and the Pro Bene Meritis Award for Contributions to the Liberal Arts. Professor Suri hosts the weekly podcast, “This is Democracy.”

 

Overview

How To Develop Big Picture Thinking: From Tactical To Strategic Thinking

Leaders frequently suffer from tactical overload. They confront a barrage of daily crises, meetings, and other demands on their time. They rarely have time to think beyond their inbox. They rarely have the freedom for creativity. This lecture will provide an explanation for why leaders need big picture thinking and must break out of this tactical straight-jacket, and it will offer a system for doing just that. Drawing on insights from historical thinking, this lecture will provide a series of concepts and tools for leaders to implement as they strive to think strategically, rather than tactically. The lecture will offer concrete methods and examples of how successful leaders have looked beyond the crises of the moment to push their organizations toward bigger and more important goals. Historical perspective offers the dynamic impetus for long-term success and creativity that all leaders require.

 

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