Systems thinking looks at the interconnected whole rather than separate parts. In a business setting, it emphasizes how different groups within an organization interact and how that affects the entire company. As a leader, you have to keep an aerial view of your environment so you can absolutely benefit from a systems perspective!
Going through these questions can reveal where you are in your current mindset as a leader and how systems thinking applies:
Only focusing on events? You’re reacting.
Thinking about patterns/trends? You’re anticipating.
Unpicking underlying structures? You’re designing.
Understanding mental models? You’re transforming.
If you want to be the kind of leader who can build and lead a communication strategy, it starts with transformative thinking.