Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Top Ten Traits of Strategic Thinkers > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Top Ten Traits of Strategic Thinkers

Want to become more strategic? Add these traits to your collection of skills and watch your success soar!

1. Maintain a self-responsible attitude.

Strategic thinkers live by the saying, "if it is to be, it's up to me".

2. Capitalize on strengths and minimize weakness.

Understand your core competencies and use them to your best advantage. Partner with others who excel in the areas where you are less proficient.

3. Effectively use intuition.

Rather then a flighty notion, strategic thinkers consider intuition to be the product of past experience, observations and projections. From this vantage point they are able to develop sensitivity to probable solutions.

4. Have a clear sense of purpose.

Strategic thinkers start at the end. They know exactly what they want to accomplish before they begin and determine appropriate actions based on how well it will help them achieve the desired results.

5. Ability to identify or create better alternatives or solutions.

By thinking strategically, limitations are removed and possibilities are considered.

6. Consistent "what's right" positive perspective.

Strategic thinkers manage from a position of strength by focusing on what's working. This mindset allows new solutions or improvements to be created without jeopardizing an existing competitive advantage.

7. Lead the way, take initiative.

Strategic thinking promotes ideas that are new and often unproven. As an innovator, a strategic thinker creates greater resources and market advantage.

8. Welcome risks -- comfortable with the unknown.

To a strategic thinker, risk is nothing more then information that is not yet fully understood. Risk is managed based on intuition, a "what's right" perspective, and the ability to adapt and create improved solutions.

9. Encourage and promote innovation and change.

Strategic thinkers look for constant improvement. If something is good, they want to know how to make it even better.

10. Able to deliver results.

Equipped with the other nine traits, strategic thinkers can adapt to changing technology trends, market conditions, industry concerns, budget restrictions and basic challenges of life to persevere until they succeed!

Jeannette Kraar the Breakthrough Career Coach is a highly- acclaimed Trainer, Speaker and Consultant. Jeannette is the author of BREAKTHROUGH, The Hate My Job, Need A Life, Can't Get No Satisfaction SOLUTION. Learn more about the book at http://www.breakthroughcareersolutions.com. You are also welcome to email Jeannette at pmi@manageyoursuccess.com or visit her on-line at http://www.manageyoursuccess.com

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Government Technology

With New Strategic Plan, Baltimore Begins Comprehensive IT Modernization
Government Technology
Having received “unbelievably supportive” public comment earlier this year, the city of Baltimore has moved into the execution phase on its first-ever strategic plan — 2018-2023 Inclusive Digital Transformation Strategic Plan — and is in the ...


Belleville News-Democrat

Highland School District looks to the community for help with strategic planning
Belleville News-Democrat
During last month's Highland School Board meeting, Superintendent Mike Sutton announced that on direction from the board, the district will be moving forward with a new strategic planning phase. “The strategic plan should assist in making decisions ...

and more »

WCRP's New Strategic Plan for Climate Research Highlights the Importance of HPC
HPCwire
As climate modeling increasingly leverages exascale computing and researchers warn of an impending computing gap in climate research, the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is developing its new Strategic Plan – and high-performance ...


Spend Matters

Strategic Technology Planning: A New Imperative for Contingent Workforce and Services Procurement (Part 2) [Plus+]
Spend Matters
In Part 1 of this series, we provided a context and rationale for the adoption of strategic technology planning for contingent workforce and services (CW/S) procurement. We also began the discussion of what strategic technology planning explicitly ...


Automotive Buy Sell Report (blog)

Prepare for the future with strategic planning
Automotive Buy Sell Report (blog)
The one thing with change is that it is constant. Knowing this, are you prepared for the future and what change is going to occur? A rhetorical question, but one that begs us to consider the importance of strategic planning, as it can prepare you for ...


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Strategic planning needed in Nanaimo school district
Nanaimo News Bulletin
If we really want to look after the students, our board of education needs to consider the impacts of its decisions beyond the current term, and put more resources and emphasis into long-range planning and strategic thinking. Perhaps it is time to ...


Starkville Daily News

SOCSD Board OKs strategic plan
Starkville Daily News
Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees members Debra Prince, left, and Sumner Davis work during the school board meeting Tuesday night. The board approved the district's new five-year strategic plan. (Photo by Charlie ...


Communique

UCCS kicks off 2030 strategic planning process
Communique
UCCS will utilize the experience and services of JERA Partnerships in facilitating and developing the 2030 strategic plan in collaboration with the many university stakeholders. Diane Zile, JERA CEO and founder, and her team engaged the Chancellor's ...


Forbes

How To Avoid Strategic Timing Mistakes Like Exxon's
Forbes
Strategic planning begins with the aspirational destination that is drawn from the vision and mission. Analyze the current reality by using the 5Cs approach and complete a SWOT. Create strategy options to guide actions, overcome barriers, and bridge gaps.


Forbes

The Impact Of Talent On Strategic Planning
Forbes
Is your organization planning its current and future talent needs with the same level of energy devoted to its strategic plan? Your human capital plan must fit hand-in-glove with your strategic plan. A disciplined approach to your talent planning is a ...

Google News

Microsoft Great Plains Implementation: Healthcare/Hospital example ? overview for consultant

Microsoft Great Plains fits multiple services market niche and healthcare... Read More

10 Critical Facts to Put On the Cover of Your Business Plan...

In most business plans, no matter how striking the idea,... Read More

TQM Total Quality Management, the book

Every decade we seem to come up with a buzz-word... Read More

Microsoft Great Plains Implementation: Placement/Recruiting Agency example ? overview for consultant

Microsoft Great Plains does wonderful ERP job for horizontal markets... Read More

The Importance of Value Mix

( * - the word 'product' can be substituted to... Read More

Seasonality: Whats the Big Deal?

Do you work in or own a business that's affected... Read More

Online Promotion: 10 Ways To Use Focus Groups To Ignite Your Profits

A focus group is a group of employees or current... Read More

How to Snuff Out the Competition Without Leaving a Mark

Does the competition drive you crazy?Are they relentless about taking... Read More

The Chasm of Change---- Restructuring ----- The Goliath

Richard L. Daft one of the country's recognized academic leadership... Read More

Have You Identified the Enemy?

One of the most powerful driving forces in human nature... Read More

Business Problem Solving

Is there really anything as a problem? Does chaos or... Read More

Why You Need a Business Planning System NOT a Business Plan

When someone mentions business planning we have been conditioned to... Read More

Business Plans Keep You On The Success Course

Where would your business be without a proper plan? A... Read More

To Go or No Go, That Is The Question

Last week we talked about a few of the ways... Read More

Writing Your Business Plan is Actually Storytelling

Storytelling and writing a business plan actually go hand in... Read More

Parking Business, the Details on Increasing Lot Revenue

If you are in the parking business and own or... Read More

Invalid Excuses for Poor Business Results - Rising costs

Note to Northwest Airlines ? It's not about fuel costsFor... Read More

Alice In Wonderland - A Parable for A Business Plan

Remember reading "Alice in Wonderland?"She asks the Cheshire Cat, "which... Read More

Be Like Bill - Think!

Twice a year, Bill Gates goes to a remote island... Read More

Strategic Planning Consulting

Strategic planning and consulting is the strategy roadmap to manage... Read More

Innovators Role at Hard Times

One Research Scientist at the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Imaging Systems laboratory... Read More

How To Prepare A Business Plan That Guarantees Big Profits

It is always said "If you Fail to Plan, you... Read More

Corporate Venturing For Emerging Growth Companies

The boom of the dot-com era in 1999 brought the... Read More

Art of Succession Planning

Succession planning, like any business acumen, is both an art... Read More

3 Undercover Ways to Make Big Profits from Your Competition

You have heard that there is extra money on the... Read More