is essential to
improving your business performance.
And in order to
raise the bar of
your business from where you are now to where you want to
be will require a level of strategic thinking that is in perfect harmony
vision for the business. Strategic Thinking will create a
structured and progressive path forward to your
Your Strategic Thinking Business Coach believes there are ten (10)
essential requirements to become a great strategic thinker. Those ten
Essential Element #1: You must have a
vision. And you must be great at
with a strategic purpose and creating a visioning process.
Great strategic thinkers are visionaries.
Strategies of Market Leaders
Essential Element #2: You must learn from experience and commit to being
a lifelong learner. You must use your experiences to think better on
strategic issues. Great strategic thinkers strive for
in all they do.
Essential Element #3: You must learn to use your time efficiently and
effectively. Great strategic thinkers place a high value on time and are
masters of strategic time management.
Essential Element #4:
You must have an extremely high level of awareness
of what is happening around you and be open to absorbing all that you
can. In any business, there are clues, often subtle, both internal and
external to help guide future direction and to identify opportunities.
Great strategic thinkers take all of this in and then they set aside
time to think about all the experience and information to guide them in
planning and working on the issues, challenges and opportunities
that lie ahead.
Essential Element #5: You must be patient. It is so important to
strategic thinking is about the longer-term future, rather
than about today, tomorrow or next week.
Strategy: 2 Logics
Essential Element #6: You must have clearly defined and focused
goals. And these must be subject to frequent review to
ensure your thinking is validated. Great strategic thinkers have an
innate ability to identify the potential twists and turns and “potholes
or landmines” that could destroy the possibility of reaching the desired
Essential Element #7:
You must be open-minded. Great strategic thinkers
do not bind themselves by constantly judging their thinking as they
think up ideas. They keep open minds and test the detail later...
Essential Element #8:
You must be realistic in creating your ideas and
be honest about what is achievable in the longer term. This will
facilitate and ensure a higher probability of delivering success. The
great strategic thinker will “under-promise” and “over-deliver.”
Strategies: 2 Types
Essential Element #9: You must reserve and set aside time for your self.
In highly competitive and intense business dealings, it is important to
take time out. This could be a retreat, or a day away to a creative
relaxing place to do some strategic thinking without undue distractions.
Great strategic thinkers set aside time to “think!”
Essential Element #10: You must seek the advice and
others. This may take the form of bouncing ideas off a
team of people;
participating in a peer advisory group; or working with a strategic
thinking business coach to achieve that needed advice and other
If you can acquire the above top ten essential elements, then you will
become a great strategic thinker. Your Strategic Thinking Business Coach
encourages you to fully realize the benefits of strategic thinking. If
you would like to learn more about how a strategic thinking business
coach can facilitate and guide you in that endeavor, please contact
Glenn Ebersole today through his website at