Human resources experts agreed that the need for leaders with a strategic thinking and their ability to bypass traditional business management and build a culture of challenge is crucial to the success of the organization.
Strategic leadership aims to sustainably improve productivity in the long term work environment.
A creative and inspiring leader depends on the cognitive and creative capabilities of strategic leadership while keeping in mind the future’s vision. Such leaders work to rationalize their behavior, mobilize their energy, coordinate their efforts, organize their affairs, and take the right direction to achieving the desired goals and objectives.
Some believe that strategic leaders can adapt their behaviors and determine their leadership style in the right situation and at the right time, and that they posses intellectual flexibility for a change efficiently. Moreover, it is believed that leaders of such can manage issues quickly and thoughtfully, that will yield positive change at the workplace.
However, leaders must create a positive impact on their teams emotionally along with developing their skills and behaviors in favor of strategic work and excellent relationship management with others.
Mastery in strategic and tactical thinking, which is characterized by comprehensiveness, methodology, and future vision through a deep understanding of the present, is one of the most primary features of an efficient leader. Further to this, focusing on the ability to implement plans and ideas, and having a full understanding of the internal and external environments of the institution and to develop ways to meet all challenges are equally crucial.
Based on the above, the capabilities and skills of strategic leaders can be divided into leadership, social, and cognitive skills which on the other hand are all interrelated.