You know that ubiquitous desire or request to become a strategic thinker? You’ve likely asked that of an employee, expected that of a colleague or strived for it yourself.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve contemplated, what the heck does that mean, really? Or, how do I describe my expectation to my partners or teammates?
My drive to be strategic follows me everywhere. I even practice avoiding analysis paralysis when my husband asks me where I want to go for dinner. I’ve been known to utter, “I know my indecisiveness makes you wonder how I do my job. I swear I’m much quicker at the office.”
And, at the office, I’ve never read anything more succinct or instructional than this piece by Paul J. H. Schoemaker, author of Brilliant Mistakes: Finding Success at the Far Side of Failure. His 6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers is a great guide for professional development and success on this topic.
Take a look. Share it with your teams.
Now, what do I want for dinner?