Leader as Strategist

Porter, Michael
June 2006
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Jun2006, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p6
The article presents the author's views on leaders as strategists. Information on the leader's act of creativity is presented. The basic units of competitive advantage are identified. The attempt of strategic positioning to achieve sustainable competitive advantage is explained. The article also offers information on the key principles that underlie strategic positioning.


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