How to be a strategic leader

The most effective leaders are able to execute the core of their business while remaining open to trends in the market and adapting to meet them. Being strategic in this way requires that you balance two traits.

  1. Consistency: Work hard and show up on time. Set goals for yourself and your employees, and then achieve them.
  2. Agility: Be intellectually curious, ready to learn from others, communicative, and collaborative.

But just as consistency can turn into rigidity, agility can become a lack of focus when it isn’t tempered. So aim for a balance. Have high-quality standards, but also be open to change and understand when old ways of working no longer serve you or your organisation.

The above leadership tip...
was sent in response to a question from a participant on our 10/10 leadership development and mentoring programme and adapted from The Best Strategic Leaders Balance Agility and Consistency by John Coleman. Whether you're a first time manager or an experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice is hard to find. Until now. To find out how you, your team or your organisation can benefit, please join us on our next complimentary webinar or contact us.