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My Partnership With Forbes!

February 15, 2017
I am excited to share with you that I have recently become a part of the invite-only Forbes Coaches Council as a representative from Canada to this global group.  As part of this, I have signed on as a regular contributor to the Forbes publication in the area of leadership and entrepreneurial development. I would like to share my first Forbes article with you now!

How To Master Strategic Thinking

One of the top skills that the leaders we work with want to develop is their ability to think strategically. The world we live in has become so fast-paced that there is a lot of pressure on leaders to think more holistically about how they can streamline processes and leverage opportunities in order to be the very best in their sector.

An executive coach’s role is to be a sounding board for his or her clients. To ask the powerful questions that lead the client to the best solutions. Through the one-on-one coaching process, I have learned that a lot of really smart people doubt their ability to be strategic thinkers. Some clients have even asked me, “What does the word ‘strategy’ really mean anyway?”

Where I find people struggle with strategy is mostly on two fronts. First, the term “strategic thinking” has become a business buzz phrase, so it can mean different things to different people. The concept of strategy is vague. The second challenge around being strategic is that once you really understand what it means, it can be difficult to understand how to apply it practically to what you do in your job.

So let’s start with defining it. Continue reading the article on the Forbes Web site.

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