Want to join me for a happy hour at Bleu Wednesday, Feb. 6?
No, really. I’m asking. That’s where I’m going to learn about how I can become more strategic.
If anyone reading also read my Tribune blog, Campus Chatter (Anyone? Anyone?) you know I’ve had a long-standing hatred of the word “strategic.”
As a reporter, I figured calling something “strategic” in public simply masked the more controversial details being discussed behind closed doors. And, according to my handy online thesaurus, strategic is synonymous with scheming and shrewd.
Now with my fancy title of story specialist/strategist, I’m finding that strategic is also synonymous with important and tactful and crafty. It’s calculating and cautious and diplomatic and wise.
Call it spin if you want, but I’m putting those definitions behind being a part-time “strategist.”
That’s why I’m going to our graduate school’s networking event at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Bleu. There, I’m going to hear more about the Master of Strategic Leadership degree we offer. It’s all online, so I could fit it in my busy schedule (I am, after all, part strategist) and then when I’m done, I’ll not just be a strategist, I’ll be a strategic strategist.
If you think you’d like to be more strategic in your career–a master of strategic leadership–join me.