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The 7 Critical Skills Of Successful Strategic Thinkers

https://www.forbes.com/sites/palomacanterogomez/2019/02/05/the-7-critical-skills-of-successful-strategic-thinkers/

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The 7 Critical Skills Of Successful Strategic Thinkers
In a study conducted by Harvard Bussiness Review, a 97% of the 10,000 senior executives selected, chose strategy as the most critical leadership behavior to their organizations' future success. Achievement is open to strategic thinkers. These are the seven traces that define them all.

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7 Characteristics Of Strategic Thinkers

7 Characteristics Of Strategic Thinkers
  1. Vision: they use a mix of logic and creativity to define ambitious but rigorous visions of what needs to be achieved. 
  2. Framework: taking into account their own biases, timeline and resources, they can define their objectives and develop multiple action plans.
  3. Perceptiveness: they observe and understand the world from all the different perspectives. 
  4. Assertiveness: They’re good at evaluating, deciding and promptly executing their decisions without letting doubts fog their vision. 
  5. Flexibility: they seek advice to compensate for their weaknesses and then twist their ideas and framework to achieve their goals. But they are flexible without breaking the rules. 
  6. Emotional Balance: they are aware and balance their emotions so as to favor the achievement of their goals. 
  7. Patience: they understand that most achievements are a long-term endeavor involving various milestones and a lot of effort. 

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Strategic Thinking

Defined as the process that determines the manner in which people think about, assess, view, and create the future for themselves and others. It’s a combination of mindset and techniques that determines one’s ability to know their goal and how to achieve it.

Strategic thinkers are highly sought after for leadership positions and are able to imagine the big picture, identify the possible impact of their decisions and project the way to get there. 

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