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The Art of Strategic Management and Leadership

Date: 12 November 2018 - 23 November 2018
Course ID: ADDS030/2018
Duration: 12 Days
Fee US$ - VAT is not included: 7,950 US$
Venue: London / UK
Category: Leadership, Management, Strategy, HR and Soft Skills

Introduction:

In these turbulent times, leaders need to focus on what will drive their business enterprise through the obstacles to success. This powerful program offers solutions to any leader who must continue to deal with the economy and make smart decisions about such important elements as new business strategies, succession planning and the use of intellectual capital to sustain and grow their business.

This 2-week program begins with a week on Strategic Management, which develops the skills behind strategic thinking and developing good strategies to support the strategic planning function. This week looks at many contemporary theories that focus on the best approaches to take to use resources wisely to stay the course of continuous improvement.

Week two of this program focuses on The Art of Leadership and on how a leader takes on the responsibilities of implementing new strategies and developing their human assets to support the enterprise. This week goes deep into the heart of a true leader and helps any leader/manager understand what makes an effective leader in the modern organization. This week is the catalyst behind what makes a successful strategic plan work in the real world.

Objectives:

 Expand your understanding of how Strategic Thinking has developed and is used by managers and leaders

 Develop an understanding of the process of Strategy Formation and Implementation within any organization

 Link the Strategy of a firm with the Desired Outcomes of Revenues, Profits, and Growth through Value Creation and Market Focus

 Recognize factors that require change in your organization and how to lead the changes in your business unit

 Demonstrate the leadership core skills of Communication and Inspiration; Systems Thinking and Emotional Intelligence

 Use personal influence and develop political savvy to network and influence people effectively

 Apply a change management model for communicating and implementing change

 Tap into an “inner power” to gain self-confidence and strength

 Get the most productivity out of each employee

Daily Outlines:

Week one

Day 1

Strategy Concepts

 Recognize how strategic thinking has developed and how it influences strategies within your organization

 Understand the importance of vision and values to communicate strategy in organizations

 Identify the key strategies for every organization

 Distinguish between the process of creating strategy and the content of strategy



Day 2

The evolution of Strategic Planning and Strategic Thinking

 Follow the progression of strategic thinking in business and anticipate where strategy may next develop

 Identify the different conceptual frameworks from which strategic thinking has developed and identified which are active in your organization

 Recognize the commonalities that exist in different approaches to developing and implementing a strategy

 Articulate the conceptual framework of strategy that your firm uses today



Day 3

A process for creating and updating strategy

 Recognize different approaches to creating and updating strategy within an organization

 Identify the applicability of a particular approach with the characteristics of a firm and of the environment the firm faces

 Match different processes to specific issues or situations that could develop in your firm

 Strategy in the organization

 Connect the relationship between strategy formation and implementation and day-to-day activities

 Recognize how strategy is created and implemented at multiple levels of the organization



Day 4

Strategies for growth, profitability and value creation

 Articulate the link between growth and profitability in public and private sector organizations

 Understand the key factors that make the difference between strategic success and failure

 Relate Action Plans to strategic initiatives and individual performance

 Create conditions that foster Achievement of Strategic Initiatives within the firm when strategy changes

 Recognize and communicate to others the drivers for strategic change within your organization

 Use insights from past experiences with business and personal change to support the process of strategic change in your company



Day 5

Engaging your organization in Strategic Thinking

 Ask Strategic Questions that relate your work to the organization’s direction and strategic initiatives

 Formulate Strategic Hypotheses that suggest directions for the firm to consider

 Carry on Strategic Conversations that you want to have when you return to your workplace



Week two

Day 8

Leadership and Influence: What do they mean?

 The Challenge to Lead in today’s modern organization

 Lessons learned from powerful leaders of the past

 The Changing Nature of Leadership

 The role of leaders in today’s organization

 The influence of followers on leadership

 Self-Assessment: Leadership Behaviors

 Know yourself, a guide to your inner strengths

 Lenses of Leadership

 Leaders who create Leaders



Day 9

How a Leader leads from inner power

 Ways to Increase Self Knowledge

 Self-Reflection

 Understand how you think

 Becoming a “Systems Thinker”

 The Character of a Leader

 Leadership from Within

 Creating an Environment of Leadership

 Balancing Inquiry and Advocacy

 Guide to your Inner Leader



Day 10

How a Leader builds trust

 What is trust?

 The benefits of a high trust environment

 How Trust produces the competitive edge

 Building Capacity for Trust

 Personal Influence and Political Savvy

 Effective Interpersonal Influence

 Negotiating Agreement

 Developing Your Political Savvy



Day 11

How a Leader uses communication to gain influence

 The Art of Communication as a leader

 Building your skills as an effective communicator

 The power of Vision

 Using language a word pictures to demonstrate your vision

 John Kotter's Change Management theory in practice

 Practice session and case study



Day 12

How a Leader influences people

 The Motivating Leader

 How a Leader motivates themselves and others

 The need for achievement, power, and affiliation

 Expectancy theory and motivation

 How a leader Creates an environment for self-motivation

 Personal Roadmap to Leadership

 Review and raping up

Course Language:

English course

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