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Innovating through analysis of issues and trends and how these link to responsibilities, capabilities, and potential of the organization.
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You have the ability to think both logically and creatively to assess organizational opportunities and needs.
You use industry best practices and trends to recommend ways to achieve high-impact results.
You understand emerging challenges and opportunities, understand available options, formulate objectives, and determine the direction to achieve strategic objectives. You avoid rushing to conclusions and judgement.
You are able to anticipate emerging challenges and opportunities. You develop a clearly focused strategic vision. You use experiences and knowledge to more efficiently and effectively tackle strategic issues.
You exemplify open-mindedness to all ideas without prioritizing your own ideas. You recognize internal and external subtleties, political and otherwise, to guide future direction and leverage opportunities for the organization.
Infographics provide a visual representation of information related to their topic of learning. They are often used in support of training activities, such as formal courses or independent studies, but may also be useful for employees as stand-alone resources.
Awareness / Basic
Advanced / Expert
Four Components of Strategic Thinking
Prepare, Practice, and Present Your Strategic Thinking
Strategic Alignment Matrix
Strategic Priority Matrix
These study programs were developed to be completed by employees independently at their own pace. Please visit each page for additional information regarding registration and participation.
Developing Your Strategic Vision
Job Aides provide tailored task guidance and support, at the moment of need, as part of work. Examples include handouts, instructional guides, "cheat sheets," or other performance support materials.
4 Tips to Incorporate Strategic Thinking
These 5 – 10 minute podcasts include facilitated discussions on select competency-related topics. They contain tips and techniques listeners can learn and quickly apply on-the-job.
Communicating Your Key Message
Presenting Your Vision With Clear and Powerful Communication
Up Your Strategic Thinking Game in Just 5 Minutes a Day
These short informational videos include whiteboard animations and other tutorials on topic related to this competency.
Note: Users will need to disconnect from NMCI or ONE-Net to view YouTube videos.
Creating a Strategic Priority Matrix
Creating Strategic and Capability Alignment
Critical Thinking and Emotional Intelligence
Strategic Doing: Creating Results with Clear Communication
You can participate in recorded interactive webinars and complete learning activities in real-time through the offerings below. To complete any webinar, you will need to access and complete all listed learning materials listed for each.
Making Strategic Thinking Part
of Your Daily Routine
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Workbook: For both live and recorded