Websters Dictionary define a Strategist as a person who is skilled in making plans for achieving a goal : someone who is good at forming strategies. A strategy is a careful plan or method for achieving a particular goal usually over a long period of time.
Have a goal to achieve or a problem to solve? A strategist is an expert who will form a strategy to use to solve a problem and carry out among other things, background research into the history of the issue. Investigation may include information not thought to be relevant to the outsider. Creating a plan requires critical insight to be able to sort the wheat from the chaff. Often it can be in the finer detail where the answer might lie. Solving problems can involve having to do ‘dirty work’ involving unpleasant and difficult tasks. This could ultimately lead to the solution. It can be a tactical advantage to use a Strategist to resolve a problem that becomes too hard to handle. An expert Strategist will have the knowledge, experience as well as insight to develop an accurate understanding to develop a solution.
What makes a good Strategist? A person who is able to win without creating conflict and understands how people will behave and what they will and won’t do. An expert strategist also has the ability to predict how people think, act and react. As well as being persuasive, a master strategist has the ability to manipulate the scenario to create a win-win situation.
Using a Strategist puts another set of eyes of someone with the ability to consider the total picture while looking at the different parts making up the issue before coming to a conclusion. Planning and creating a strategy to use to solve a difficult problem takes time. A good Strategist is a tactician possessing good communication skills to get people to respond to requests for action – in addition to having the patience of a saint when life doesn’t go according to Hoyle. Research to find the relevant missing information can require critical and strategic thinking. A
To put it all together requires experience. The execution of a plan to fulfill and achieve final outcomes must include contingencies in the case of the unexpected.
If you need a good strategist to help you to resolve an issue and find a solution that is causing you to have sleepness nights, click here to schedule a complimentary discussion today.