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MLC 220 - Strategic Thinking for Leaders

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MLC 220 15 August 2022 5 Days London Registration Form Link
MLC 220 10 October 2022 5 Days London Registration Form Link
MLC 220 19 December 2022 5 Days London Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Successful companies are tasked with building their capacity for agility, adaptability, and speed in order to maintain competitive advantage. During tough times, when resources are tight, it is even more important to ensure those resources are focused in the right areas. Here comes the role of a strategic leader who is able to think, act and influence others in ways that promote taking a broad view, involving the right people, with important information and perspectives, asking probing questions and facilitating conversations. Strategic thinkers then identify connections, patterns and key issues. This course prepares participants to reframe the challenge and see it from different angles. By completion of this course, participants will be terrific at reacting to crises and fixing them.

Course Objectives

  • Make a good plan for the future and avoid surprises 
  • Think out of the box and look at the business objectives from a different angle 
  • Allocate information correctly and intelligently 
  • Analyze opposing forces and anticipate scenarios
  • Manage change effectively 
  • Develop innovative strategy options and evaluate them to bring about change

Who Should Attend?

  • Mid and Upper Managers 
  • Executives
  • Anyone who is or will be responsible for managing teams or individuals

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • What are strategic thinking skills?
  • Moving from innovative thinking to strategic thinking
  • The model for strategic thinking
  • Applying the strategic business model for a certain industry 
  • Skills and tools that can be used to support strategic thinking
  • Cultivating a strategic mindset

Day 2

  • Types of organizational structure
  • Functions and dysfunctions of traditional hierarchical organizations
  • Alternative models to hierarchy
  • Building teams and organizational capacity
  • Visional & coach leader
  • Giving feedback with coaching skills 
  • Tactics and tools for empowering staff while maintaining accountability

Day 3

  • SMART business goal and how to set them
  • People styles in business 
  • How to set a clear vision
  • How to link vision with smart goals & objectives
  • Understanding and engaging key stakeholders 
  • Planning models for success
  • Composing a comprehensive plan

Day 4

  • Problem solving and decision-making
  • Practice using a SWOT analysis
  • Making smart interventions
  • Risk assessment 
  • Building leader’s castle: minimizing risk & uncertainty
  • Key performance indicators

Day 5

  • Maintaining momentum for strategic thinking
  • Translating strategic thinking into action
  • Communicating strategically
  • Interpersonal vs. Intrapersonal communication 
  • How to communicate with different style
  • Internal communication
  • Negotiating, influencing, persuading and delegating