3 Key Characteristics of Servant Leadership
Agus Setiawan

PhD candidate and result-oriented Director with 25 years experience with involvement in all levels of Business Strategy, Sales and Marketing, Managing Project and Product Development. Aside of managing a company, he is also the best corporate trainer and public speaker in seminar and conference.

3 Key Characteristics of Strategic Leadership

Strategic leadership defined as the ability to influence others to voluntarily take routine decisions for the long-term organizational stability. Strategic leaders transform critical situation into meaningful opportunities and protect organizations’ profit from market risk with their strategic thinking and activities.

How to be a Strategic Leader?

A strategic leader understands the emergent strategy process which requires planning and executing tasks for organizational success. Leader controls and monitor employees’ performance and thus, comes up as the blend mix or the final outcomes of all leadership styles. Furthermore, there are several key characteristics of strategic leadership as follows.

Strategic Orientation

The organization will run successfully when its mission and vision are aligned, namely long-term goals and short term/daily activities that is sync with each other. A strategic leader is the one who synchronizes routine activities with the desired goals or pre-established targets of the organization.

Task Reflexivity

One major task of a strategic leader is to develop an action plan for converting strategies into desired actions so that defined goals can be attained. Reflection, planning, and action are the three major steps of this process taken by strategic leader.

Develop Strategic Capabilities

A strategic leader should develop core competencies in the organization. Changing methodology, initializing new processes, knowledge sharing and learning, and problem solving are few activities that help organizations develop core competencies of the employees.


To sum up, in disruptive era, being a strategic leader could be helpful as it will help the development of team and organization, as well as leads to the organization growth and advancement in the future.

Gupta, M. (2018). Strategic Leadership: An Effective Tool for Sustainable Growth. SAMVAD: SIBM Pune Research Journal, Vol XV, 00-00.

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