Habits of True Strategic Thinkers
Today I ran across the article 6 Habits of True Stratgic Thinkers by Paul J.H. Schoemaker. In this article he list:
- Think Critically
as the six things todays true strategic thinkers all do well.
In my recent post Be Extraordinary I talked about how most of the greats have repeatedly stated that commitment to practice, not a natural skill determined their success. If you desire to be the top in your chosen profession you need to immerse yourself and practice everyday….In Schoemaker’s summary paragraph he says, “no one is born a black belt in all these 6 different skills. But they can be taught and whatever gaps exist in your skill set can be filled in”.
In reference to Learn he mentions, “As your company grows, honest feedback is harder and harder to come by. You have to do what you can to keep it coming”. To me this is screaming put your ego aside as we all make mistakes with well intended strategic moves.
If you hold a position of a strategic thinker for your organization I would recommend you read Schoemaker’s full article