Six attributes of highly effective strategic thinkers

According to Paul Schoemaker at Inc., here are some of the attributes of adaptive strategic thinkers, “the kind who thrive in today’s uncertain environment”:

  1. Strategic thinkers anticipate by looking beyond the walls of their company.
  2. They think critically, and question everything, challenging even their own beliefs.
  3. Strong strategic thinkers interpret the patterns from multiple sources of information and encourage others to do the same.
  4. Strategic thinkers make decisions that “balance speed, rigor, quality and agility.”
  5. Strategic leaders align stakeholders by building trust and fostering open dialog.
  6. Perhaps most importantly, strategic thinkers never stop learning and seeking feedback.