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Leading with Self-Awareness – The Genius of the Strategic Theme (Week 35 – Part 2 of 3)

Leading with Self-Awareness – The Genius of the Strategic Theme (Week 35 – Part 2 of 3)

Are you Self-Aware?  Self Awareness is a powerful skill for unlocking your maximum potential. This is part of theLeading with Self-Awareness Series where we spotlight all 34 StrengthsFinder ® talent themes and the 4 domains of Strength.Weekly, we provide a fresh 3 part perspective on the descriptions for each theme, along with their powerful go-to and watchout characteristics. In this post, Brandon focuses on the go-to’s of the Strategic theme by introducing Jules. Does this sound like how you go-to it? 

Strategic ® –  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.

The Strategic theme is in the Strategic Thinking leadership domain.  Leaders with themes in the Strategic Thinking domain set the high level roadmap and paint pictures of what could be.

Jules is an Organizational Development leader. She is regularly challenged by organizational imperatives. As a result, this is a leader who has to regularly see and solve challenges within the organization. She is called upon to anticipate the best path forward. She is a trusted leader who has developed a healthy company culture in a hospital system.

Jules has the love of her team. They totally trust her. Whenever they are faced with an organizational challenge such as employees not getting along, or manager and team member issues, Jules is a great resource to help solve the challenge. She thinks in terms of finding her way through any scenario that is presented to her. She is trusted, and given a lot of latitude with her budgeting process. From a top’s down and bottom’s up perspective, she is trusted for her instincts and has proven her worth over and over again.

Jules is regularly presented with challenges and will sift through each scenario to find the best path. She makes great decisions with time-sensitive situations. She is comfortable making decisions with as much information as can be provided. She is the sort of leader who will embrace new opportunities. Recently she took on the challenge to shift her entire organization’s culture to a Strengths Based approach. She looks through all the options of what it takes to get there, and forms the best strategy going forward. She brings in the right people, leveraging the right person to get to the right outcome that she and the organization are looking for.

Here are just a few of Jules’ Strategic go-tos:

  • She is quick on her feet.
  • She is great at “winging it” when she needs to.
  • She trusts her instincts.
  • She sifts for relevance with ease.

Jules is adept at understanding. She doesn’t see roadblocks – she sees opportunities. She is always contemplating the next strategy. Things happen very fast, and she trusts herself to make decisions that are definitive. She understands when she has enough of a sense to make a decision on the spot, or when something needs more time. That is part of her genius. That is why she is so trusted.

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