Learning leaders hear it all the time. To be truly effective, to protect your budget, to have sustainable business impact, your work must be strategic. But what exactly does that mean? Over my time interacting with many successful leaders, I've identified four key traits common among leaders who are considered strategic by their superiors and peers. They are:
- The person knows the big picture. They can articulate the company’s vision/purpose, and they’re effective at connecting the two for others in the organization.
- The person is aware of trends inside and outside the company, and knows how to leverage them for the good of the organization long-term.
- The person thinks through the consequences of decisions.
- The person regularly makes time for strategic thinking.
Learn more about these traits by reading my full article on Chief Learning Officer.