The transition from Managing the Business to Managing the Future requires:
A shift in skills, to evaluate strategy in order to allocate and deploy capital. Constantly innovate and seek competitive advantage for the medium to longer term. Communicate vision in a compelling way.
A change in how to apply time, Managers need to stop doing something every second of the day and reserve time to reflect and analyse. Set direction and develop operating mechanisms that are in tune with longer term strategy. Let go of the pieces, and focus on the whole.
A reappraisal of work values, deriving satisfaction from the success of the business. Learn to value Trade-offs.
The 4 specific modules that enable this transition can be seen below: