Quality #1

They are passionate about the work of the organization.

 

Passion is contagious!

 

Quality #2

They manage resources to maximize effectiveness.

 

Remember, effectiveness is doing the right things.

 

Quality #3

They are willing to change and to lead change.

 

Change is hard but needed in every organization.

 

Quality #4

They are willing to take a hard look at the state of the organization.

 

The job of a leader is to define reality (don’t touch up the x-rays to make everyone feel better).

 

Quality #5

They are willing to take risks.

 

These risks may be a calculated when needed.

 

Quality #6

They seek feedback.

 

Feedback helps to mitigate blind spots.

 

Quality #7

They practice an ongoing cycle of dreaming, planning, implementing, and evaluating.

 

The cycle of learning and growing never stops for a strategic leader.

 

When an organization has good strategic leaders, the difference is evident to everyone!