3 Things Strategic Leaders ALWAYS Do

Hopefully you’ve given significant thought to the questions “what is a leader?” and “what do leaders do?” Almost everyone has an opinion. Folks who value execution say, “leaders should drive results.” Folks who value relationships say, “Leadership should inspire others to reach their potential.” Folks who value authority say, “leaders should run a tight ship,” while folks who value team development simply say, “leaders serve.”


How do you answer the question?

I recently had an article featured on Dan Black’s leadership site entitled The Three Simple Keys to Strategic Leadership. In it, I encourage you to think of leadership beyond a one-size-fits-all approach and specifically address the strategic component. After all, leaders don’t just influence people to feel a certain way, they influence change (tweet). Without the strategic side of leadership, teams lack focus and can never reach beyond the status quo. And here’s the kicker – they can’t do it alone.

Read about the three things strategic leaders always do here on Dan Black’s site.

Nathan Magnuson is a leadership consultant, coach, trainer and thought leader.  Receive his new ebook Trusted Leadership Advisor by subscribing to his website  or follow him on Twitter.

Nathan Magnuson is an executive leadership consultant, coach, facilitator and author of the books Stand Out! and Ignite Your Leadership Expertise. Click to see the exciting ways Nathan is helping organizations and teams become more effective.