Making Strategy Hot, California Management Review

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It is often said that being a good strategist requires keeping a cool head. However, eradicating emotional influences from the strategy process is not only infeasible; it is also undesirable. Drawing on the latest advances in the science of emotion, this article explains how emotion regulation is an essential skill that executives must cultivate to ensure that their enterprises are able to adapt effectively in these turbulent times. The authors offer practical steps to help executives manage better the emotional dynamics of strategizing, which left unchecked can derail even the most carefully orchestrated of strategy processes.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-134
Number of pages26
JournalCalifornia Management Review
Issue number3
Early online date19 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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