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Management Concepts

From Tactical to Strategic Thinking

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Apr 22—23
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 859
USD 429 per day
Jul 24—25
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 859
USD 429 per day
Sep 16—17
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Reactionary, short-term thinking limits an individual’s—and an organization’s—growth and success. When you consider the larger picture, you gain a valuable perspective that enables you to make decisions to address immediate needs and achieve long-term success. You will identify characteristics of strategic thinkers and practice effective strategies and approaches using real-world, thought-provoking situations. You will learn to align individual and team goals to your organization’s mission, and use a strategic framework to identify opportunities for growth.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze the uses of tactical and strategic thinking
  • Develop a strategic mindset to achieve long-term personal and professional goals
  • Use a strategic framework to organize thinking and make decisions
  • Capitalize on opportunities to promote continuous organizational and personal growth

Course Topics

Strategic Thinking Overview

  • Defining Tactical and Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking and Setting Goals

Shifting to a Strategic Mindset

  • Characteristics of Strategic Thinkers
  • The Influences on Our Thinking
  • Developing a Strategic Mentality

A Framework for Strategic Thinking

  • Identifying Work Processes and Structures
  • Exploring Team and Organizational Capacity
  • Developing a Customer Focus
  • Building Strategic Relationships

Maintaining Momentum for Strategic Thinking

  • Avoiding Tactical Pitfalls
  • Translating Strategic Thinking Into Action

Who should attend

This course is designed for people who want to be able to move beyond day-to-day, reactionary thinking to a more long-term and future-focused perspective.

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