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:

  • Anticipate
  • Think Critically
  • Interpret
  • Decide
  • Align
  • Learn

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


About Richard Scudder

I possess a passion to see others succeed in sales. After 25 years of sales and sales management it is with confidence I say “it is direction, not perfection” that counts. I partner with organizations to improve the performance of their sales associates. My clients and I share in common investing in their greatest resource “their people”. I facilitate motivational training that is fun, unique and creates a positive impact on sales performance. For more information on training sessions or speaking before your group contact me. scudderperformancepartners@gmail.com 615-440-7219

Posted on March 22, 2012, in Sales Leadership and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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