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Craft Your Leadership Legacy. Be Strategic.


Quote by Michael E Porter " Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it's about deliberately choosing to be different."
Michael E Porter
"Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it's about deliberately choosing to be different."

Michael E Porter


This quote by Michael E Porter is in the context of business strategy. We can also reflect on it from a leadership strategy perspective. 


Leadership is about making the right choices that leave behind an impactful and positive lasting legacy that is inspiring, influential, and admired.


It's about choosing what we want to be known for and making intentional trade-offs in situations that look deceptively attractive in the short term but need to be aligned with our vision of leadership in the long term and are hard to persevere with. 


Leadership is about being deliberately different and, more importantly, ensuring it makes a sustainable positive difference to the stakeholders.


When we have clarity on our core values and beliefs, we can make those trade-offs that can inform our thoughts, propel the right actions, and be congruent between our values, beliefs, thoughts, and actions. 


Craft Your Leadership Legacy. Be Strategic.


Reflective Questions:


  1. What choices are you making today that set your leadership approach apart?

  2. How can embracing strategic trade-offs lead to a more distinct and resilient team?


Suggested Readings:



HBR on Strategic Thinking
Michael E Porter on Competitive Strategy












What aspect of strategic leadership challenges you the most?

  • Making tough choices

  • Navigating trade-offs

  • Building a distinct identity

  • Others, please comment







Michael Porter Quotes. BrainyQuote.com, BrainyMedia Inc, 2024. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/michael_porter_381643, accessed January 20, 2024.

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