Strategic thinking is the ability think strategically about the present and future of your organization.
Strategic thinkers are distinguished by their ability to analyze patterns, identify trends, see connections, envision future scenarios, and develop creative strategies for accomplishing the mission.
Strategic thinkers are also agile, flexible, and creative in anticipating and responding to shifts and changes in the operating environment.
Strategic thinkers are not strategic geniuses who enter the room with the right answers. The best strategic thinkers are able to engage others in creative thinking and collaborative strategy development.