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MLC 237 - Business Strategy Essential

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MLC 237 16 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MLC 237 20 November 2023 5 Days London Registration Form Link
MLC 237 25 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course will provide high caliber staff, team leaders and professionals with the knowledge and skills to contribute to strategy formulation and implementation. Delegates will acquire strategic awareness and learn how this impacts operational activities. Learn to use planning tools and techniques and when to apply them. Become more self-aware of the leadership styles and preferences and reflect on the impact on implementation of strategies and plans. The ability to communicate and delegate will affect staff engagement and consequently the success of your plans.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize the value and importance of thinking strategically
  • Relate strategic goals to the development of effective plans
  • Review and appraise your role in operational and strategic implementation
  • Formulate objectives for your team and staff which align with organisational aims
  • Recognize how your leadership style impacts peer and subordinate relationships

Who Should Attend?

  • Supervisors 
  • Managers
  • Those who are responsible for, or indirectly involved in, a cost or profit center or a quality improvement function

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Is Strategic thinking relevant to all managers?
  • Is strategy an art or a science?
  • How to think strategically
  • The roles of managers and stakeholders in strategy development
  • Does strategy equate to innovation?
  • How operational and middle managers contribute

Day 2

  • Turning strategies into plans
  • Vision, Mission and Objective setting
  • Aligning people and objectives
  • Tools & Techniques for planning
  • Planning for the unexpected
  • Roles, responsibilities and accountability

Day 3

  • The leadership role in implementing strategies
  • If strategies and plans requires change, how do people respond?
  • Your leadership style(s)
  • The role of leaders in questioning and listening
  • How to implement strategies and plans

Day 4

  • Effects of power on strategic success
  • Organisational rituals and routines
  • What is power and how is it displayed?
  • Challenge & support
  • Personal strategies for managing networks and relationships
  • Dealing with stress

Day 5

  • Why a strategic outlook supports career progression
  • Evolving strategy in 21st century organisations
  • More traditional strategy development: Kotter’s Eight Stage model
  • Key management skills needed for career progression
  • Personal leadership development plans