In Diana Thomas‘ CLO article, What Does Being Strategic Look Like?, she states that there are four key behaviors of strategic leaders:
1. Know the big picture.
2. Be aware of trends inside and outside the company (internal and external benchmarking).
3. Think through the consequences of decisions.
4. Make time for strategic thinking.
Do a quick self-assessment! Do you exhibit all four behaviors? If not, why not? It’s always a good time to start looking strategic!