LEADS Link: What Is Strategic Thinking? – Leaders Develop Their Strategic Thinking Abilities (T-11)

Strategic thinking is future-oriented and refers to how individuals consider the future, and how it aligns with what they are doing in the present. It is the ability of an individual to project into the future and apply their understanding of a potential, and perhaps multiple future state(s), to the decisions they must make in …

What Is Strategy? – Leaders Develop Their Strategic Thinking Abilities (T-11)

As a verb, strategy is making decisions in an uncertain context. As a noun, a strategy is a big picture intervention into a system, long term, that can comprise several tactics, which are smaller, focused, less impactful activities that are aimed at operationalizing a strategy. Strategic Thinking is Key for Direction Setting Seeing the forest through the trees. …

Trek Objectives – Leaders Develop Their Strategic Thinking Abilities (T-11)

Trek Overview Domain: Achieve ResultsCapability: Set Direction This Trek focuses on how leaders can develop their ability to be strategic thinkers and how strategic thinking is key to being able to set direction. By the end of this Trek the learner will be able to: Define strategic thinking Identify at least one activity they can …

Heroic Deed- Leaders Establish and Communicate Clear and Meaningful Expectations (T-10)

Using your map from your Reflective Research activity, draft three key messages related to each of the results you are achieving and how it fits with the long-term desired results of the organization. Have a meeting with your boss to: Check-in, do they agree with your results? Do they agree with how they support strategic …

Reflective Research – Leaders Establish and Communicate Clear and Meaningful Expectations (T-10)

Develop an overview of your work based on the previous article: List all the initiatives and activities you are involved in. If struggling to identify, consider a day or two in the last week and think of all the activities you did on those days. Can you identify how many hours of each day are …

Establishing Results and Expectations – Leaders Establish and Communicate Clear and Meaningful Expectations (T-10)

Many modern organizations do have a vision, however, performance towards that vision is bedevilled by the sheer amount of demands that cloud the day-to-day and separate it from the long-term. Leaders – especially those distributed in front-line supervisory or middle-management roles — must be adept at setting a direction that allows the day-to-day to be …

Trek Objectives – Leaders Establish and Communicate Clear and Meaningful Expectations (T-10)

Trek Overview Domain: Achieve ResultsCapability: Set Direction This Trek focuses on how leaders who are already armed with a vision can establish clear and meaningful expectations to ensure that their activities and those of their team align with the long-term picture. By the end of this Trek the learner will be able to: Understand how …

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