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How to build and enhance strategic leadership capabilities: Bloom’s taxonomy can aid development

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 10 April 2017




This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.


This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.


Today’s business world is one characterized by the growing interconnection between technology, economy and market factors. Increased levels of complexity are an inevitable consequence of these relationships. Organizational top brass are thus facing an increasing array of tough challenges pertaining to a variety of areas. Different studies have identified employee development, driving innovation, intercultural communication, guiding a team and inspiring others as being among them. Given this challenging environment, effective leadership has undoubtedly become more critical than ever. It is imperative that leadership incorporates a strong strategic element. Many firms fail to appreciate this though. The overwhelming emphasis in these cases remains on operational leadership. But this will not properly equip a leader to handle the more complex issues that materialize.

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.


The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.



(2017), "How to build and enhance strategic leadership capabilities: Bloom’s taxonomy can aid development", Strategic Direction, Vol. 33 No. 4, pp. 4-6.



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