战略领导: Understanding its Purpose and Core Attributes

You can’t have strategy without leadership. Strategy formulation requires a clearly defined vision, long-term goals, useful tools, and a plan to win. But without the guidance of an insightful leader who can drive the process, it is difficult to make any strategy a reality. Ultimately, strategic leadership is what makes the difference between success or failure.

无论您在组织中担任的职位如何 - 统一领导者,中级经理,前线经理或小组的领导者 - 您的组织都需要并希望您从战略上领导。当涉及到领导者的卓越成就时,您无法承受在战略性的茧中,与动荡的商业环境隔离开来,而忽略了您的责任,以在曲线前进行思考和行动。市场,竞争对手和业务环境都太快了,太复杂了,在全球范围内竞争过于竞争,以至于您不以积极的方式来期待和领导业务的一部分。



  1. Delivering business results and meeting today’s expectations.
  2. Acting on opportunities, issues, and concerns that will affect tomorrow’s results.

记住:思考、计划和行动战略ally should never be viewed as the sole responsibility of senior leadership. In these challenging and exciting times, it is vitally important to integrate a strategic mindset into the very heart of the organization and enroll leaders—at all levels—in creating strategic plans for their parts of the business. That said, it’s unrealistic to expect leaders to work in a strategic mode all the time. However, leaders can make it a habit to look at everything they do through a proactive, strategic lens. People who combine their leadership style with strategic ideas and plans are far more likely to achieve the results they desire because it is a person’s fundamental behaviors and frame of mind that brings strategy, goals, and plans to life.



Many works on leadership focus on why organizations need to build their strategic-leadership bench strength at all levels of the business, but they don’t thoroughly investigate and define how strategic leaders think, feel, and act as they set direction and execute on strategic goals and targets. Our research indicates that leaders are hungry to know the unique leadership qualities that are necessary to be a driver and shaper of the future. In fact, we found that most organizations have a leadership-competency model with a dimension that specifically addresses the ability to think and act strategically. Here are some examples of the skills and expectations of a strategic leader:

  • 展示了业务的“大局”观点
  • Ensures alignment with overall strategies
  • 认识新兴模式和趋势
  • 勇敢地推动变革
  • Anticipates customer needs
  • Considers the future in making decisions
  • Seeks innovative ways to contribute to the growth of the business
  • Identifies new business processes that are key to future success

In our latest book on strategy, The Art of Strategic Leadership, we also explore seven essential qualities of strategic leaders that have the greatest impact on setting a direction and helping the organization change:

  1. Ownership
  2. 韧性
  3. Risk
  4. 敏捷
  5. Awareness
  6. Driving Change
  7. 想象

All leaders must possess and use these core qualities in order to lead and transform their teams and organizations for long-term, sustained growth.


To learn more about how CMOE can help you or your organization develop greater strategic-leadership bench strength, visit our website or reach out to a representative.

关于the Authors

Steven Stowell, Ph.D.

Dr. Steven J. Stowell is the Founder and President of the Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness, Inc. CMOE was created in 1978 for the purpose of helping individuals and teams maximize their effectiveness and create strategic competitiveness. Steve’s special interests lie in helping leaders and organizations transform into high-performance cultures that are focused on long-term, sustained growth. Steve began his career working in the energy industry. During the past 30 years, Steve has consulted with both small and large corporations, government agencies, school systems, and non-profit organizations in 35 different countries. Steve enjoys the challenges of • Helping functional organizations define, create, and execute strategy in order to differentiate the business. • Developing and designing creative and innovative learning experiences, simulations, and keynote presentations. • Helping functions across the organization be more effective and aligned in executing long-term plans. The centerpiece of Steve’s consulting, learning, and executive coaching work is his advocacy of applied research and data collection. Steve is a highly effective presenter and facilitator and enjoys creating customized solutions, assisting senior teams, defining strategic direction from the individual level to the corporate and business-unit level, and improving teams that are faced with important challenges and issues.

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