Strategic Thinking vs. Strategic Planning in Business

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What is the difference between strategic thinking and strategic planning?

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1. According to Mintzberg, strategic thinking is about _____.

2. According to Liedtka, how does strategic thinking differ from strategic planning in the vision of the future?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This practice quiz will ask you questions pertaining to the main differences between strategic planning and strategic thinking in business. You'll be challenged to identify these key differences and understand their purpose and importance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Differentiate strategic thinking and strategic planning
  • Recall Henry Mintzberg's definitions of strategic thinking and strategic planning
  • Identify Jeanne Ledtka's thoughts on strategic thinking versus strategic planning as they relate to future vision and strategic management

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice applying the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the main difference between strategic planning and strategic thinking
  • Defining key concepts - be able to understand how Mintzberg defined strategic thinking and strategic planning
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information on the related lesson on strategic planning versus strategic thinking in business and understand how Ledtka differentiated the two concepts

Additional Learning

The related lesson called Strategic Thinking vs. Strategic Planning in Business will help you get a more comprehensive view of these concepts. The lesson will teach you to:

  • Understand why strategic thinking and strategic planning are important for CEOs
  • Identify Henry Mintzberg and Jeane Ledtka's professions
  • Assess what qualities are required for strategic thinking
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