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1. Strategic intelligence
(STRATINT) pertains to the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of intelligence that is required for forming policy and military plans at the national and international level.
- Most but not all of the information needed for strategic reflections comes from Open Source Intelligence
Open-source intelligence is a form of intelligence collection management that involves finding, selecting, and acquiring information from publicly available sources and analyzing it to produce actionable intelligence...
2. Strategic intelligence pertains to the following system of abilities that, according to Michael Maccoby
Michael Maccoby is a psychoanalyst and anthropologist globally recognized as an expert on leadership for his research, writing and projects to improve organizations and work...
, characterize some of the most successful leaders in business and government:
- foresight, the ability to understand trends that present threats or opportunities for an organization;
- visioning, the ability to conceptualize an ideal future state based on foresight and create a process to engage others to implement it;
- system thinking, the ability to perceive, synthesize, and integrate elements that function as a whole to achieve a common purpose.
- motivating, the ability to motivate different people to work together to implement a vision. Understanding what motivates people is based upon another ability, personality intelligence .
- partnering, the ability to develop strategic alliances with individuals, groups and organizations. This quality also depends on personality intelligence. Michael Maccoby and Tim Scudder "Becoming A Leader We Need with Strategic Intelligence", Personal Strengths Publishing