If there’s one activity that sets strategic leaders apart, it’s that they regularly reflect.
Beyond managing the whirlwind of the day-to-day, they reflect on how the world is changing. How the market environment is changing. What it means for their organization. What their long-term goals should be. How their actions today are supporting those goals. What they must change to achieve them.
Strategic leaders realize the limitations of managing exclusively to the day-to-day. They fear becoming effective and efficient at what is increasingly irrelevant.
Take time to think. Look beyond the whirlwind while you’re riding the whirlwind.