Creating and Executing Strategy

Carlson School of Management

Carlson School of Management

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Who should attend

  • Mid-level to senior leaders
  • Managers responsible for strategy implementation

About the course

Learn how to develop a sound strategy and foster its implementation throughout your organization. Understand why people sometimes resist change and how to approach challenges.

To truly make an impact in an organization, a leader must be able to develop and execute strategy. However, in today’s dynamic marketplace, this is not an easy task. While interacting with highly complex organizations, competitive-global markets, and demanding stakeholders, leaders are under pressure to execute strategic initiatives.

Creating and Executing Strategy explores what it takes to think and act strategically. Class begins by placing strategy development within the framework of disruption and analyzing your strategic position in the marketplace. Participants will learn how to recognize their strategic capabilities and available moves. A deep-dive into strategy analytics will help participants explore strategic management tools for a wide range of business problems.

To complete their understanding, course participants will learn the steps to take to create a smart strategy and how to link this strategy to their goals. In addition, they'll learn approaches to help strategy implementation go more smoothly, including leading change, developing a supportive organizational culture, and responding to change resistance.

Key Benefits

  • Explore the sources of digital disruption in today’s contemporary business environment
  • Discover how to make better corporate strategy decisions regarding vertical integration, horizontal integration, and geographic expansion
  • Identify the link between culture and strategy
  • Explore tools and frameworks for keeping an execution effort on track

Experts

Aks Zaheer

Education PhD 1992 Strategic Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology PGDBA (MBA) 1975 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad BA 1973 Honors, Economics St. Stephen's College, Delhi University Expertise Interfirm networks, location, geography and knowledge transfer The performanc...

Evan Rawley

Associate Professor Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship Education PhD 2007 University of California Berkeley M.B.A. 1998 University of Chicago Expertise Corporate strategy Entrepreneurship Productivity Economics of organization Evan Rawley is as Associate Professor in the Strategic...

Jason Chan

Assistant Professor Information & Decision Sciences Education PhD 2014 Management Information Systems New York University, Stern School of Business Bachelor of Computing 2008 Management Information Systems National University of Singapore Expertise Economics of information systems Health...

Jeffrey Kaufmann

Education Ph.D. 2000 Management [Strategy] University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill J.D. 1990 College of William and Mary B.B.A. 1987 Management James Madison University Expertise Strategy Implementation Managing Change Strategic Thinking Managing the Ethical Environment Law and Manag...

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