What Kind of Strategist Are You?

You can reflect on your scores on just about any leadership test or assessment and be assured of knowing what kind of strategist you are, both your strengths and limitations. Here is how to tell what they are. This pattern has big implications for the type of results you achieve—and how you get them.

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The Highest Type of Leader

As noted leadership scholar Jim Collins puts it, “The most powerfully transformative executives possess a paradoxical mixture of personal humility and professional will. They are timid and ferocious. Shy and fearless. They are rare—and unstoppable.” OK. But what do they do and how is this effective?

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Do You Want a Savior?

IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, liberals, in a state of shock, have been encouraging themselves to listen to Trump supporters. For example, after she said she was “depressed for a week,” a Hillary-supporting friend told me, “We need to be empathic.” This is laudable, but I urge all of us—liberal and conservative alike—to listen to ourselves—especially the part of us that longs for a savior.

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