About the course
Being strategically competitive in today's chaotic and complex global environment requires a different way of looking at how we approach strategic thinking. Leaders who are tasked with strategic responsibility must be attentive, agile, adaptive and innovative thinkers. Four key issues are addressed in this session: Why do organizations need strategic thinkers? What is strategic thinking? Who is a strategic thinker? How can strategic thinking be developed?
A highly interactive seminar, the session begins with an exploration of historical events and its impact on the evolution of strategic thinking. It proceeds with a discussion of an unconventional model of the underlying cognitive clusters that support strategic thinking, followed by five essential attributes of strategic thinkers. The session concludes by delving into the process for strengthening strategic thinking on an individual and team level.
What is (and is not) strategic thinking?
- Key research findings
- Historical and global perspectives
Who is a strategic thinker?
- Triad model
- Five attributes of strategic thinkers
How to apply strategic thinking?
- Identifying and shattering frames
- Challenging assumptions
How to strengthen strategic thinking?
- Questioning techniques
- Embracing polarities
Dr. Julia Sloan author of the definitive book, Learning to Think Strategically (Elsevier, 2006), is widely recognized for her pioneering work in the application of complex cognitive theory to everyday global strategic thinking practice. Her work draws upon more than two decades of her own expatri...
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