This paper introduces strategic intuition as a form of strategic thinking, and contrasts it with traditional strategic planning and “expert intuition.” It then applies strategic intuition to the problem of assessing and developing strategic thinkers in Army units. Last, it shows how to use the method of strategic intuition for a third and more difficult problem: retaining strategic thinkers for longer periods within the Army.
Exploring Strategic Thinking: Insights to Assess, Develop, and Retain Army Strategic Thinkers, edited by
Ft. Belvoir, VA:
United States Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 2013.