The paper "Strategy as Practice & Leadership " is an outstanding example of management coursework. Mary Parker Follett’ s observation that; “ Managers must take people with their inheritance, their ‘ tendencies’ their environment and then focus its attention on their inter-relatings” (1920) is a true definition of the role of leaders in understanding the unique characteristics and capabilities of their subjects. The definition of strategy as defined by Beech and Johnson (2005) is influenced by individual identity. The two explain that the individual identities of people who are always different and in most instances imposed upon them by others impact their actions.
These individual identities usually change with time hence further impacting their actions. From a starting point on the study of Strategy as Practice & Leadership, it is important to note that individual experiences of the agency which include their inheritance as tendencies as mentioned above are crucial components that need the utmost consideration of managers (Maitlis & Lawrence, 2003). This is because they describe who someone is and are directly related to how he or she acts and the consequences that his or her actions have. This paper contains a keen analysis of the different units that comprise a holistic evaluation of strategy in leadership and practice.
It begins with a clear elucidation on the concepts of the practice perspective. Here, a brief overview of practices, practitioners, and praxis is highlighted with a conceptual framework underpinning and linking some of the key issues in a strategy-as-practice research agenda. It then evaluates the different concepts of Complex Adaptive Systems, Complexities, and Uncertainty as well as the Impacts on Leadership drawing relevant comparisons and conclusions basing on the strategic perspective. Discussion Human actions, their inheritance, and ‘ tendencies’ have a huge impact on the consequential strategic outcomes of an organization (Johnson et al. , 2003).
Strategy, according to Johnson is something that members in an organization do rather than the organization. Strategizing, in this case, is the act of performing an activity that is focused on an explicit goal which, in this case, is to understand the inter-relatings of unique members of an organization.
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