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4 Ways to Expand Your Strategic Thinking

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/251963

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4 Ways to Expand Your Strategic Thinking
4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Leading a company isn't easy. On the one hand, a leader needs to keep a pulse on the heartbeat of the organization today while, on the other hand, maintaining a vision for tomorrow. Essentially, he or she has to be in two different places mentally.

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Four Ways To Broaden Your Thinking

Four Ways To Broaden Your Thinking
  1. Offer a drop box for ideas to make people feel safer in bringing them up.
  2. Consider the ramifications of a decision to everything that may be affected by it. Organization, individual, trust, brand, culture, etc.
  3. Don’t settle for surface level answers and tradition. To avoid making others feel judged, frame your inquiry as wanting a greater understanding of a rationale rather than an explanation of it. 
  4. Find a mentor or coach to help broaden your strategic thinking. Mentors offer guidance according to their expertise. Coaches guide you to find insights from within yourself.

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