Are Strategic Leaders Born or Made?

Strategic think as a leadership competency is often innate, but can also be developed.

Strategic thinking becomes more important at higher levels of the organization. In fact, CEOs indicate that strategic positioning is one of their chief concerns. Given the critical value of this competency, it is important to know how it can be developed. What is inherent and what can be gained by leadership experiences?

New research shows that while innate cognitive ability has the highest impact on strategic thinking, leaders who have the right type of experiences demonstrate increased strategic thinking. In other words, strategic thinkers are born and made.

To learn why companies who actively develop strategic thinkers produce better leaders, download Are Strategic Leaders Born or Made? from the website of PDI Ninth House, a Korn/Ferry company.