What Makes a Person Into a Strategist?




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Bayissa Milkessa
Business Consultant, Ethiopia

What Makes a Person Into a Strategist?

It is really difficult to become a strategist without having the personality / behavior that makes a person into a strategist. I believe a strategist' personality is the product of proactive behavior.
We need to cultivate proactive behavior among business men so that they will be more proactive than reactive. With that I mean that they will be self-initiated, anticipatory and action-aimed at averting their situation to a more favourable environment.
In general, if we succeed in developing proactive behavior among the business community, it becomes simpler to find strategists who embrace creativity, innovation and futuristic thinking.
 

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Luis, China
 

What Makes a Person Into a Strategist?

I agree 1. being proactive is an important step to grow as a strategist, but it's also necessary to:
2. Think from a big picture
3. Master some analysis mechanism, and
4. Be able to consider the feasibility of implementation.

 
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NVDS.RAJU
Professor, India
 

What Makes a Person a Strategist

Yes. Proactive behaviour is a most desirable trait in business strategy and will certainly yield goo... Sign up

 
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Bayissa Milkessa
Business Consultant, Ethiopia
 

What makes Someone into a Strategist?

Proactive behavior is not only an important step as said by friend @Luis, but I believe it is the CO... Sign up

 
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Dean Gilbertson, United States
 

What Makes a Person Into a Strategist

Effective strategic planning is about "thinking outside the box" for effective outcomes. It is also ... Sign up

 
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Bayissa Milkessa
Business Consultant, Ethiopia
 

What Makes a Person Into Strategist

@Dean Gilbertson: thanks for your note that "effective strategic planning is about thinking outside ... Sign up

 
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Alan Kennedy, Canada
 

What Makes a Person a Strategist

I would argue that a good strategist is someone who understands what is under his or her control and... Sign up

 
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John Henry
Project Manager, United States
 

What Makes Someone a Strategist?

Strategists look beyond themselves (their control) and past the present (even a person who is proact... Sign up

 
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Bayissa Milkessa
Business Consultant, Ethiopia
 

Proactive Thought versus Strategic Thought

@John Henry said that strategist must go beyond proactive thought with a view of envisioning the fut... Sign up

 
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Ken Gordon
Strategy Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Strategic Thought is Applied Proactive Thought

A strategist must indeed be a proactive individual. The very act of being or becoming a strategist, ... Sign up

 
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Bayissa Milkessa
Business Consultant, Ethiopia
 

Proactive Trait is also a Salient to Develop to the State of Maturity

We all somehow agree the proactive thought is the fundamental ground to be a strategist. On top thi... Sign up

 
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Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Developing the Ability to Strategize

One of the first lessons that those who decide to take their Advanced Drivers Licence learn is to ch... Sign up

 
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Stephen Ofori
Ghana
 

Attributes of a Good Strategist

Strategy is about "looking forward". It's about being able to anticipate the future and working towa... Sign up

 
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John Henry
Project Manager, United States
 

ProActive Thought versus Strategic Visioning

@Bayissa Milkessa: Proactive thought is based on the present circumstances, and the short term look ... Sign up

 
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Warren D. Miller, CPA, CFA
Strategy Consultant, United States
 

What Makes a Person Into a Strategist?

As one who has studied strategic management for 39 years (and counting) and who has also advised bus... Sign up

 
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Patrick Parsons
United Kingdom
 

What Makes a Person Into Strategist?

Whilst I agree that proactive behaviour is a one of the pillars of successful strategic thinking. Be... Sign up

 
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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Traits of a Strategist

I agree also with Bayissa Milkessa that being proactive as defined by him is an essential trait or c... Sign up

 
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Alkhaly Mohamed Tahey Conde
Analyst, Guinea
 

Strategic Capabilities

To be a genuine strategist, you must also get more and more knowledge on strategic management proces... Sign up

 
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Frederic A Parker
Consultant, United States
 

'Strategist' is NOT a Skill

After more than 50 years as a consultant in Training (skills) and Development (capabilities), I have... Sign up

 
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Paramathmuni srinivas Kumar
India
 

A Strategist Needs to be Disassociated from Past and Expand on Vision

Anyone who needs to be involved in future oriented creation such as strategy must ... Sign up

 
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Philippe Guenet
Coach, United Kingdom
 

It is Like Chess Playing

I think that any good strategist much enjoy playing chess. Chess is a formidable game of unfolding p... Sign up

 
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John Henry
Project Manager, United States
 

Get the Organization from Here to There

A strategist, a person responsible for establishing a series of events that lead the organization to... Sign up

 
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Joseph Adedio Egievba
CEO, South Africa
 

Abilities of a Strategist

The ability for a person to be able to design, bring plans to fruition, make him a strategist. Stra... Sign up

 
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Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Thinking Strategist Traits

I presume this need for strategic thinking and that "business men" should be more "proactive: self-i... Sign up

   

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