Clear Vision, Informed Decisions
You will develop techniques for recognizing what is truly important, where you need to spend your time and energy, and how to plan and execute your efforts for maximum gain.
If your vision is clear, then all your decisions should be informed by that vision. For example, decisions about who to hire, where to allocate funds and other resources, and issues of communication should be weighed against the outcomes you want vis-à-vis your vision. Some things may seem to be questionable in the short run, but perfect in the long term.
Strategic thinking is a way to examine the choices you have. It means being prepared whether the outcome is positive or negative. Strategic thinking requires you to consider the elements, potential, and effects of your approaches, and to examine each with a critical, honest eye.
You need to think about what you really want, how you need to achieve it, who you need to include, and most important of all – what happens if you fail. Being prepared for a success is one thing, being prepared for a negative outcome is another.
Strategic thinking helps you anticipate reactions and outcomes. Preparing for a negative outcome is difficult but necessary. "What do I do if…?" should be asked before action is taken because an honest answer may require that you rethink everything else.
Anticipating reactions and outcomes is integral to effective strategic thinking. Call me today at (888) 209-5587 or send me a message, so I can help you profit from "thinking ahead."
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"Strategic thinking incorporates creativity, a long-range view, and a grasp of the whole." Ruth Mott