Practical Application: Assessing Personal Strategic Thinking Competencies

Instructor: Natalie Boyd

Natalie is a teacher and holds an MA in English Education and is in progress on her PhD in psychology.

Strategic thinking can make organizations and organizational leaders better. But how can you know if you are a strategic thinker? This self-assessment encourages you to rate and then reflect on your own strategic thinking skills.

Strategic Thinking

Strategic thinking involves planning and problem-solving with an eye towards the best route to an end goal. It is an important factor in workplace success, but many people struggle to understand how strong they are as strategic thinkers. And even fewer understand how their habits can impact their ability to think strategically.

To understand what makes a strategic thinker, check out the lessons The Five Attributes of Strategic Thinkers and Habits of Strategic Thinkers. Once you understand what makes a person a strategic thinker, assess your own attributes and habits with the self-assessment below.


Instructions: Fill out the self-assessment below. In the comments column, jot down any specific times that you've demonstrated the habit or attribute.

strategic self-assess

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