Economic uncertainty, expansion of regulatory oversight, and changes in consumer tastes and preferences are just some of the ongoing challenges credit union leaders face on a day to day basis. While auniversal solution to these issues would be ideal and ambitious, it is unrealistic. The concept of strategic thinking can be broken down into individual components: Anticipate, Challenge, Interpret, Decide, Align, and Learn. To that end, focusing on each one of these elements can help leaders build stability and structure across the enterprise. The infographic assesses how these six elements provide valuable insights into how strategic thinking abilities directly impact leaders' decision making and aptitude for managing challenges.