The capability to think in a holistic and systemic manner, understanding the interdependencies and interactions between different elements of a strategy. Strategic thinkers can see the bigger picture and anticipate future trends and implications.
Leaders with strategic thinking competencies can analyze complex situations, identify patterns and trends, and make informed decisions. They have a long-term perspective and can align their actions with organizational goals, considering the broader impact and implications of their decisions.
In more specific improvement programmes, a development manager should have the ability to think strategically and align development initiatives with organizational goals. This involves identifying opportunities, analyzing risks, and making informed decisions to achieve desired outcomes.