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Strategic thinking is the type of thinking that goes on within the mind of the CEO and the key people around him or her that helps them determine the “look” of the organization at some point in the future. Decisions that “fit” within the parameters of this strategic profile are then taken and implemented, and decisions that do not “fit” the profile are rejected. Strategic thinking attempts to determine “what” an organization should look like in the future, whereas strategic planning helps choose “how” to get there. Executives of many companies and organizations are thought to be operationally competent but strategically deficient....

Are you getting too comfortable with the results being achieved at your organization or company? What do you have in place to challenge the status quo? It is important to set aside regular time at senior management and company-wide meetings to ask strategic questions. The goal is to make sure everyone is on the same page with their answers or differing views can be expressed until consensus is reached. This approach will build higher-performing leaders, a higher-performing team and a higher-performing company or organization. The following is a list of strategic questions that you are encouraged to think about and address...