Becoming a strategic thinker is not as difficult as it sounds. Although if we’re not careful, it may mean running in place twice as hard. It just means practicing different behaviors than what you probably already do.
When you focus on remembering minutia and details, it adversely affects your ability to engage in strategic thinking. We have to be careful as logistic, detailed technical professionals of falling into the trap of losing sight of the bigger picture. Neuroscience has proven that when we focus and engage in strategic, abstract thinking, we improve our ability to remember the details. Becoming more strategic actually improves our logistics.
Being more strategic doesn’t mean making decisions that affect your whole company. Nor does it mean allocating scarce budget dollars. And it clearly doesn’t mean scouring the internet for the right response to the problem you face.
It means forcing your brain to slow down and work smarter.
- Define a strategic brain and how it affects our leadership abilities.
- Identify three steps we need to practice to become strategic thinkers.
- Discover how to improve the brain’s gatekeeper and increase success.
Created by: Jeff Hurt