Strategic thinking involves putting together a careful plan or method — leveraging your personal strengths and advantages — to help you achieve a goal. It means having the ability to plan for the long-term while maximizing performance in the short-term.
Thinking strategically will help you map out a route that will enable you to make better decisions and implement the ideas you generate much more effectively and efficiently over time. Moreover, it will ensure that your short-term decisions are congruent and consistent with the long-term vision that you would like to achieve.
Strategic thinking takes into consideration the obstacles you might face, the resources you have on hand, the costs and benefits of the decisions you are about to make, and much more. Without developing the ability to think strategically, the decisions you make today could have a very negative impact on future results.
Strategic Thinking and Visual Thinking
As you work through the visual thinking process, you will undoubtedly generate solutions and ideas that you might like to implement in the real world. Strategic thinking will enable you to develop better and more effective plans of action that will help improve your decision-making process, thereby improving your results.
How you approach the process of strategic thinking will vary dependent on whether you’re a business or individual, however the core principles are the same, and will provide you with the foundations you need to bring your ideas to fruition.
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