Strategic Practices That Drive Results

During this training session, participants will experience a blend of traditional classroom training, team application activities, online research, and potential investigative exercises designed to provide senior leaders with the skills to drive a business forward. This session focuses on how to use proven techniques for developing and executing a company's business strategy.

You will learn to:

  • Plan and organize with efficiency.
  • Shape a business strategy based on the current marketplace and future factors.
  • Assist your organization in setting a new course.
  • Introduce innovation into the strategic equation.
  • Understand the threats and risks a business faces.
  • Make every employee part of the larger plan.
  • Communicate with impact.

Pre-Session Assignments

  • Assignment 1: Organizational Strategy Statements – “Can You Say What Your Strategy Is?” – Harvard Business Review
  • Assignment 2: Strategically Valuable Resources – “Competing on Resources” – Harvard Business Review

Estimated Time Commitment: 1 hour

Session Outline

Module 1: Introduction

  • Exercise: One Person to Assist with Building and Executing Your Strategy
  • Strategic Battle
  • Objectives

Module 2: A Foundational Model for Strategic Success

  • Foundational Strategic Model
    • Assess Current State
    • Competitor View
    • Self-Assessment
    • Forecast the Future
    • Define Your Strategy
  • Exercise: Strategic Model
  • Assessing Your Options: Futures Wheel
  • GOST Framework

Module 3: Change Management

  • GE Change Management Model
  • Championing a Strategy
  • Communications Strategy
  • Monitor Progress
  • Exercise: Change Management – Communication Strategy

Module 4: The Blue Ocean

  • Advanced Strategic Thinking – Coalesce
  • Exercise: Blue Ocean – Innovative Strategy

Post-Session Assignments

  • Group Coaching Session
  • Practice Skills and Preparation: Interim Work and Action Planning

Estimated Time Commitment: 1.5 hours