Have What It Takes to Be a Strategic Leader? 6 Habits to Pick Up Now.

April 2, 2012

I am out on vacation with the family this week, but I try to keep up on my reading since I am not one to sit in chair in the sun all day. I came across and great article in Inc. to share with you written by Paul J. H. Shoemaker, who is the founder and Chairman of Decision Strategies International and also teaches Strategic Decision Making at the Mack Center for Technical Innovation at Wharton.

In his article on “6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers” he discusses how Adaptive Strategic Thinkers do these six things well:


  • Anticipate
  • Think Critically
  • Interpret
  • Decide
  • Align
  • Learn


You can check out his article here and if you want test your own strategic thinking aptitude you can do it here.

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<strong>George Roberts</strong> is a Venture Partner at OpenView. He enjoys partnering with companies and helping them achieve their goals through strategy, focus and operational execution. From 1990 to 2003, George spent 13 years at Oracle Corporation, most recently having served as Executive Vice President of North American Sales. While at Oracle, George was responsible for over $1 billion in revenue and more than 2,000 employees, reporting directly to the company’s CEO and Chairman, Larry Ellison.