Strategic leadership is the ability to think on a big and small scale, long and short term, into the past, present, and future − with the judgement and insight needed to develop and execute a winning business strategy.
While strategic leadership is a valuable skill for every leader in an organization, it becomes increasingly essential as one ascends the leadership ladder. Strategic leadership includes an integration of critical thinking, systems thinking and strategic thinking. It is often the “secret sauce” that accelerates a leadership career. And ack of strategic ability will often impede one’s professional progress.
This course is designed to help a leader understand how corporate values and culture link to business strategy and execution. Leaders learn how to drive employee engagement, how to conduct a situational analysis and how to develop a winning business strategy. They also learn how to plan for the execution of a new strategy, how to communicate a compelling vision and mobilize employees to embrace the change.
This workshop is also designed to help participants improve their critical-thinking and problem-solving processes while applying these new skills to workplace challenges and ultimately make better decisions.
This workshop includes pre-work assignments, facilitated discussions, case studies, individual and small-group work, and other tools to assist participants in applying learning to their business roles.
Leadership teams are able to develop an alignment of core values, culture and employee engagement strategy.
Leaders are better equipped to “think about their thinking” which enables better judgement and decision-making.
Leaders learn to use strategic planning to guide the direction of their business and enhance the working culture of their teams.
Execution of business plans becomes more consistent and successful because of more strategic and contingency thinking.
Business planning and decisions are based upon more objective data and information because of a thorough discovery process.
Scenario planning is used more frequently to be better prepared when plan execution produces a sub-optimal result.
Leaders learn to align organizational core values and culture with strategic intent and priorities.
Leaders align their own values, vision and personal leadership “brand” with organizational strategy.
Leaders enhance their ability to make discerning people decisions with a focus on alignment of values and competencies (right person/right seat).
Leaders learn to develop a winning competitive strategy based upon situational analysis and deep insights regarding customers, employees, and the business environment.
Leaders learn to apply critical, systems, and strategic thinking to all vital business decisions.
Leaders learn to use the “Change Acceleration Toolkit” to facility rapid organizational alignment
Leaders learn about formal tools and systems as well as informal methodologies available to develop strategy and to plan for execution.
Leaders learn to apply situational analysis and communication strategies during a crisis response.