A number of the people I’ve coached over the years have received feedback that they are not “strategic.” What it usually boils down to is that while they are good executors, sometimes this propensity towards taking action and “doing things” leads to a narrow view of the longer term challenges and opportunities in their organizations. Strategic leaders pop their heads up, park their day to day “to do” lists, take time to think, and identify the trends and patterns that are happening around them.
If you want to learn more about strategic leadership, Dave and I are teaching a 4 day strategic leadership program on May 6-9 in Victoria. We’ve taught this course several times now and participants find it engaging, insightful, and provocative. We’d love to see you there!