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Three approaches from Peter Walsh, Senior Director of Global Marketing at Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning to improve your strategic thinking skills:
1. Constantly question your own opinions. Seek out information that contradicts your point of view. You’ll end up with a more nuanced and complete view of any situation.
2. Include people with diverse areas of expertise on your team. Their different thinking styles and bodies of knowledge will complement your own—and improve your work.
3. Get out of the office. Whether it’s going for a short walk or traveling to a new destination, when you give yourself a break from work to reflect, you can gain valuable new perspectives.