Ritical Review of Strategic Thinking Paradigms

For this assignment, students are asked to compare and contrast the perspective on strategic thinking and planning offered by Kaufman, et al with the views expressed by Greiner & Cummings. Students should identify the major themes expressed by both texts and describe the similarities and differences within the respective approaches.

This assignment could be approached essentially as two book reviews, offered within the same report. The content of this assignment should be clear, concise and cogent, and will likely require at least 5-7 pages of content. Students should refrain from the over-utilization of bullet point lists or tables, as the bulk of the required content should be presented in a well-written narrative form. This assignment must be formatted according to APA guidelines. The assignment must include a cover sheet (with the studentas name, course number, date of submission, and instructoras name) as well as a references page.

Reference to be used are:
Kaufman, R., Oakley-Browne, H., Watkins, R., & Leigh, D. (2003). Strategic planning for success: Aligning people, performance, and payoffs. Indianapolis, IN: John Wiley. ISBN: 978-0-787-96503-7

Greiner, L.E. & Cummings, T.G. (2009). Dynamic strategy-making: A Real-time approach for the 21st century leader. Indianapolis, IN: John Wiley. ISBN: 978-0-787-99663-5