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6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

Posted on: 16/04/2012

You’re the boss, but you still spend too much time on the day-to-day. Here’s how to become the strategic leader your company needs.

If you find yourself resisting “being strategic,” because it sounds like a fast track to irrelevance, or vaguely like an excuse to slack off, you’re not alone. Every leader’s temptation is to deal with what’s directly in front, because it always seems more urgent and concrete. Unfortunately, if you do that, you put your company at risk. While you concentrate on steering around potholes, you’ll miss windfall opportunities, not to mention any signals that the road you’re on is leading off a cliff.

Adaptive strategic leaders — the kind who thrive in today’s uncertain environment – do six things well:

  1. Anticipate 
  2. Think Critically
  3. Interpret 
  4. Decide
  5. Align
  6. Learn

 

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