What is Strategic Thinking?
Strategic thinking is the way of creative thinking to succeed which is always long-term oriented by anticipating all possibilities and preparing options for decision making that are imbued with the spirit of win-win solution.
So, there are 5 important components in strategic thinking:
1. Strategic thinking is a thinking pattern, not a thinking process or part of the thinking process.
2. It is a creative thinking for success. Always focus on objectives, but there are always new ideas to achieve these objectives, not in the common way.
3. Creative ideas for success is always long-term oriented so that it can anticipate any potential possibilities will occur.
4. To prepare various decision options for each possibility that will occur. People who competent in strategic thinking rarely look panicked because everything is predicted. Also rarely stress in work because everything is well-prepared first.
5. Decisions are always imbued with the spirit of win-win solution. If you ignore the spirit of win-win, it will create new enemies and eventually have to spare energy again to face these new enemies. People who think strategically will not want to spend his energy on things that are not productive.
Why need to have Strategic Thinking Competence?
Strategic Thinking is often used as a complement to other thinking patterns (analytical thinking, system thinking, conceptual thinking). People who work by running their thinking pattern will be able to perform above average when complemented with the ability in strategic thinking.
Analytical Thinking + Strategic Thinking = will able to see the hidden opportunities behind existing data, and know how to execute those opportunities.
System Thinking + Strategic Thinking = will be able to create a system more effective and efficient so that productivity will be increased sharply and can explain effectively to the parties who will execute the system.
Conceptual Thinking + Strategic Thinking = will be able to generate innovative ideas and new breakthroughs and know how to execute the idea effectively.
Everyone can have competence in strategic thinking and use this competency to gain success in his life. Like you do regular activities, driving car from your home to office. You always have 2 choices.
Option # 1: stay on track you’ve chosen even though sometimes your path is slower than other paths.
Option # 2: You shift to the lane for using the faster traffic path.
Whatever your choice, both will eventually arrive in the office. The only difference is when you arrive at the office. Choosing option # 2 will get faster arrive in the office. If the distance is close, maybe only 5 minutes different time, but if the distance is far then the time difference can be up to 30 minutes and this is certainly not a small thing because many things you can do within 30 minutes.
People who pursue their careers for 30 years work, the career achievement will be different for people who work without using their competence in strategic thinking compared to people who work by using that competency. If without using the competence of strategic thinking, then the career possibility can only up to manager level alone. But if they use their competence in strategic thinking, then at least it can reach the level of Vice President or could be a CEO in a company.
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