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Elevate Your Leadership: Master Strategic Thinking for Enhanced Communication

Today, individuals who aspire to lead and make a significant impact must be able to think strategically. Learning to think on your feet is one of the most important communication skills you can master. The goal is to be able to think, respond and sound like the expert you are. 

You can master your leadership skills through strategic thinking! Strategic thinking is simply an intentional and rational thought process that focuses on the analysis of critical factors and variables that will influence the long-term success of a business, a team, or an individual. There are many powerful tools to help you develop this skill set.

Let’s dive into three tools you can use immediately:


1. The power of the pause:

      • Gain perspective: Taking a step back and considering the bigger picture is crucial. Ask yourself: Are there any thoughts or feelings the other person might have about this? Do I see things differently if I look at the larger or smaller picture?
      • Self-reflect: You can gain valuable insights by purposefully pausing and reflecting on previous experiences, challenges, and successes.
      • Listen: Listening to your team, stakeholders, and customers is vital as a leader. Communicate openly and honestly by taking intentional pauses.

2. Practice mindfulness:

      • The practice of mindfulness involves being fully present in the present moment without judging what’s happening. Leaders who cultivate mindfulness are able to become more clear-headed, make better decisions, and foster a compassionate work environment.

3. Ask questions:

      • Take the time to listen attentively and actively when you engage in conversations. Listen attentively without interrupting the speaker. Practice being present, listening empathically, and cultivating curiosity. Engaging in the conversation builds trust, strengthens relationships, and informs leadership decisions.


Utilizing these three tools together will enhance your ability to think strategically and lead!

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Jayne Latz, is an executive communication coach and trainer, and President and Founder of Corporate Speech Solutions, LLC. Jayne works with organizations and individuals to ensure they deliver their message in a clear and concise manner with confidence.  For more information contact Jayne Latz at

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