- Assess the competitiveness of a strategic situation.
- Identify the five critical strategic factors (1. The Matrix of Connectivity; 2. the Cyclical Stage of a Situation; 3. The Strategic State of a Situation; 4. The Efficacy of the Chief Decision Makers; 5. The Effectiveness of the Logistics) behind the competitiveness.
- Based on the five critical strategic factors, are you able to determine the strategic efficiency of each competitor?
- Based on the analysis of each competitor's strategic efficiency, are you able to determine the situational advantage of each competitor?
- Based on the answers of the previous questions, what is the best objective and the most pragmatic approach for each side?
- Based on the proper assessment of the specific strategic and tactical factors, who has the advantage?
- the "first move" factor
- the "maneuver to advantage" factor and
- the "orthodox-unorthodox" factor.
After using those questions as a guide, were you able to assess the strategic efficiency of your competition?
Based on your total assessment, do you believed that you have the foundation to thaw your competition's plans? Better yet, do you think that you are able to defeat them through the various tactical match-ups especially in a heads-up contest?
Will those myriad of match-ups evidently lead your total victory?
Comments From The Compass Desk
In the future, we will publish our book on strategic assessment. The framework utilizes the Li Quan's strategic assessment chart as a guide.
This unique chart integrates the various principles from specific Chinese strategy classics which enables the user to see from a top down view and a ground up perspective.
To those who read, preach and teach the Art of War, do you know how to use the Five Critical Strategic Factors in your assessment of any situation? ... Are you able to forecast the predictability and the strategic position of any situations? ...
The clue is here. ...
/// This post was updated on 05/15/2013