Brian Tracy Tuesday – Strategic Thinking

The following post is written by Brain Tracy it is a excerpt from his program Management Success.  This is the 2nd of a serious of post I am republishing from Brian Tracy.  I came across some great articles that I can share as long as I give credit to him so I figured every Tuesday for this month it would be Brian Tracy Tuesdays.  At the end of the article is an affiliate link if you interested in buying the whole program.  Brain Tracy is a huge name in the business and self help industry.  I hope you enjoy this.  Here is a link to the 1st one of these that I did if you missed it.  Dealing with Overwhelm

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The Quality of Thoughtfulness

The ability to think and plan strategically is perhaps the most important single skill of the effective executive. In a longitudinal study of leaders who, in retrospect, made the best and most effective decisions, the single quality that stood out from all others was the quality of “thoughtfulness.”

Thoughtfulness may be defined as a careful concern for the secondary consequences of each decision and each action. This is the essence of strategic thinking.

Your Most Powerful Tool

The most powerful tool that you as an executive have to bring to bear on your work is your mind – your thinking ability. Everything you do that sharpens and hones your ability to think with greater clarity before acting, will benefit you and help you to move upward and onward more rapidly in your career.

Use a Two Pronged Approach

The best way to approach strategic thinking is two pronged. This means to work simultaneously on the personal and the corporate.

Increase Your “Return On Energy”

In personal terms, strategic planning is an exercise in increasing “return on energy.” Your greatest single asset is your earning ability. And your earning ability is nothing more than the total of the mental, emotional and physical energies that you can apply toward getting valuable results for yourself and your company.

Anything that you can do to increase your return on energy invested will increase your overall levels of effectiveness and contribution in every area of your life, especially, and most importantly in your work.

Action Exercises

Here are two things you can do immediately to increase your return on equity and your return on energy.

First, think about everything that you are doing in terms of its financial return to your organization. What are the things that you do that yield the highest return on equity? Whatever they are, do more of them.

Second, think in personal terms about the things you do that give you the highest return on energy. Where do you contribute the greatest value and achieve the greatest satisfaction? Whatever they are, do more of these things.

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  3. I think the more you think outside of your normal routine the better off and more rounded you will become. It will allow you to view things from a different perspective and you will be able to add new insight.

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