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Gallup Definition: 

People exceptionally talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.

"I am willing to consider all the possibilities so the best isn't missed."

"I will find the best route moving forward."

"I bring creative anticipation, imagination, persistence."

"I need freedom to make mid-course corrections."

"I love seeing a way when others assume there is no way."

"I hate doing things the way we have always done them."

"I might have the tendency to always has to try something different."

Watch out fo the Gallup's post on how to develop your Strategic talents.

Action Items:

If you have Strategic as your dominant talent, you may consider these action items:

  • Schedule daily quiet time devoted to consideration of your current goals and strategies.

  • Trust your insights as much as possible.

  • Find a group that you think does important work and contribute your Strategic thinking. You can be a leader with your ideas.

  • As you seek to achieve leadership goals, always have your followers in mind.

  • Learn how to describe what you see "down the road". You will need to be very persuasive if you are to help them avoid future obstacles or exploit the opportunities you have seen.

Note that these action items only serve as guide.

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