Mike Davidson describes in his book “The Grand Strategist” key characteristics of successful strategic management. It focuses more on “soft” factors, and “hard” puts into their framework. He explained them in the context of the vision, mission and shared values.
The book is narrated as a fictional story of a successful manager who gradually worked up to the position of CEO and finally to the position of President of the company. In the top management he discovers that his current skills and competencies for the strategic level are not enough, also the content of his work should be different than the previous one.
The essence of Davidson’s break is a fundamental difference between the nature of work of senior managers and work at lower levels of management. A good explanation for this phenomenon is the concept of managerial skills. On the other hand, it is important to keep in mind the Paradox of Mintzberg.