A couple of posts ago I began thinking about proactive leadership. Here’s a possible framework for the idea:

Have fun (along the way)

Proactive leadership is not a set of techniques. I hesitated to lay the words out as I did because I didn’t want to make it feel like a step by step process. It’s more like a stew–all the ingredients mixed together all the time. Yes, you can see them (each one individually), but they are best when used together.

It is, however, also possible to see the list of words as a linear process that moves strategic possibilities along. Perhaps having both a linear and non linear view (simultaneously) is the best way to view the qualities of proactive leadership. In the next few posts, we’ll consider each idea. I already talked a bit about vision. So, the next posting will begin with the need for meaningful articulation of strategic opportunity.