Want to have an edge in business? Learn to cut through complexity. We live in an era of work that is invigorating. We have more information on a daily basis than ever. Knowledge is no longer what enables a competetive advantage. Know-how is. Know-how is the innate ability of leaders to understand how to dissect information and execute on the vital few things that matter to their business. Ram Charan documents his coaching and observation in his book, Know-How.
He skillfully makes his argument that leaders must be able to exercise this ability to make forays into the unknown. The unknown is now part of everyday business life. As the rules of business are constantly being upheaved because of the complexity and lower barriers for people to innovate, know-how is what will differentiate.
Learn and understand how to get this most vital attribute. It is through rigorous mental exercise and acumen that one can learn to lead in the new economy.