A strategic leader must foster open dialogue, build trust, and engage key stakeholders, especially when views diverge. To pull that off:
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As your company grows, you have to actively seek honest feedback. To get that:
You have to develop processes and enforce them to arrive at a “good enough” position. To do that well:
Most companies only focus on what’s directly ahead. This can leave your company vulnerable to rivals who detect and act on ambiguous signals. To anticipate well:
... as often as you ask for support. If you are viewed as always demanding support, but never giving it, your effectiveness will be greatly reduced, even when you are right.
Always communicate the win-win element in every decision.