Qualities of a Good Strategic Leader

by | May 17, 2019 | Article

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!


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