How To Become A More Strategic Manager

management training course that gives managers and directors an insight into what real strategy is about. Rather than simply use the seminal models, the course will connect what you and your organisation are trying to achieve with the latest ideas and techniques. [Geoads2] The course’s overarching purpose is to give all participants a real insight into strategy issues, enabling them to change their personal focus of perspective from a tactical, reactive stance, to a more strategic, pro-active one. The style is non-theoretical, practical and interactive with lots of real world examples.

Who Should Attend

Senior managers and directors who wish to gain more understanding of strategy and its different facets. [Geoads3]

Course Objectives

After attending this course, participants will have the ability to:
  • Place strategy in its correct context
  • Think strategically
  • Develop a strategy and an action plan
  • Better manage the process of strategic implementation
  • Understand the change implications of strategic action.

Course Programme

The Tactical vs The Strategic How to find time and space to be strategic Taking a personal view of your objectives How tactics and strategy are linked Balancing the needs of today with the shape of tomorrow Developing Strategic Thinking Creating a personal and organisational vision How to establish your own point of view Developing insightful, creative strategies How to make insightful organisation-wide connections Developing Strategic Planning Why quality strategies require focus, choice and good timing Using a strategic planning framework Connecting strategy to the business planning/budgeting process Generating involvement in the process Improving implementation effectiveness Strategy Means Change Identifying the change issues created by your strategy Gaining commitment and making changes work Using scenario planning to help identify risks Culture Defeats Strategy Recognising the cultural inhibitors to strategic change Modelling the behaviour that supports the strategy Identifying the strategy champions and enablers Turning The Strategy Into Action How to communicate the strategy Using technology and the Internet to speed up the implementation process Getting useful feedback [Geoads2] Personal Development Plan Developing an individual action plan for implementation back in the workplace]]>