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Strategic Leadership

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Description

Rise to the Challenge – and Rise Through the Ranks!

Strategic Leadership focuses on strategy and foresight – the key concepts in this executive phase of leadership development. In the culmination of Notre Dame’s three-course, 100% online Executive Certificate in Leadership program, you will learn to synthesize your skills and apply your abilities for developing intellectual capital and organizational culture.

What You’ll Learn

Transformational Strategy

  • Revolutionary Model of Planning
  • Patterns of Failure and Successful Venturing
  • Technological Revolutions

Industry Structure and Competitor Analysis

  • Analyzing Structure
  • Differentiation
  • Generic Strategy Matrix
  • Competitive Foresight Methodology

Strategic Foresight

  • Strategic Foresight – Preparing for Multiple Futures
  • Crucial Conversations

Systems Thinking

  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Systems Thinking Case Studies

Hyperchange

  • Leadership Mindset
  • Quadrants of the Meta-Motivation Inventory

Corporate Core Values

  • What Keeps People Productively Engaged
  • Core Values and Corporate Character
  • Personal Efficacy

Curriculum

8 Week Course

Lesson 1 - Transformational Strategy

  • Introduction to Strategic Leadership
  • Transformational Strategy - Synopsis
  • Transformational Strategy
  • Types of Planning
  • Revolutionary Model of Planning
  • Patterns of Failure and Successful Venturing
  • Technological Revolutions
  • Revolutionary Strategies
  • Transformational Imperatives

Lesson 2 - Industry Structure and Competitor Analysis

  • Industry Structure – Synopsis
  • Industry Structure
  • Analyzing Structure
  • Case: Soft Drink Industry
  • The Fountain Trade
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Generic Strategy Matrix
  • Differentiation – Broad Focus
  • Differentiation – Narrow Focus
  • Competitive Foresight
  • Competitive Foresight Methodology Steps

Lesson 3 - Strategic Foresight: Preparing for Multiple Futures

  • Strategic Foresight – Synopsis
  • Introduction to Strategic Foresight
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Dynamics of Change
  • Environmental Scanning
  • Evidence-Based Foresight
  • Embracing Uncertainty
  • Scenario Development
  • Implications Assessment I: Ideation
  • Implications Assessment II: Empathy With the Future User
  • Resilient Strategic Positioning
  • Foresight: Wrap-Up

Lesson 4 - Crucial Conversation

  • Crucial Conversations – Synopsis
  • Introduction – Crucial Conversations
  • Identifying Your General Conflict Style
  • Fostering Effective Responses
  • Mastering Our Stories
  • Framework for Crucial Conversation: Part 1
  • Framework for Crucial Conversation: Part 2
  • Where Do You Stand?

Lesson 5 - Technical vs. Adaptive Challenges

  • Technical vs. Adaptive Challenges - Synopsis
  • Technical vs. Adaptive Challenges
  • Real vs. Counterfeit Leadership in the Face of Adaptive
  • Challenges
  • A Strategic Approach to Diagnosing the Organizational
  • System
  • The Qualities of an Adaptive Organization
  • Categories of Adaptive Challenges
  • A Strategic Approach to Mobilizing the System

Lesson 6 - Systems Thinking and Advanced Tactics

  • Systems Thinking and Advanced Tactics – Synopsis
  • Systems Thinking and Advanced Tactics – Three Games of
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Defining the Firm: Functional Perspectives
  • Analysis vs. Intuition
  • The Planning Context
  • The Business Model
  • The Case: J.C. Penney at a Crossroads: Part 1
  • The Case: J.C. Penney at a Crossroads: Part 2

Lesson 7 - Hyperchange

  • Hyperchange – Synopsis
  • Hyperchange
  • Leadership Mindset
  • Meta-Motivation Inventory
  • Quadrants of the Meta-Motivation Inventory
  • One Thing That can be Done to Make Everything Better

Lesson 8 - Corporate Core Values

  • What Keeps People Productively Engaged – Synopsis
  • What Keeps People Productively Engaged
  • Organization's Purpose
  • The Hewlett-Packard Way
  • Core Values and Corporate Character
  • Stress
  • Personal Efficacy
  • Men of Honor Panel
  • Course Conclusion

Who should attend

Whether you are a director-level executive or a manager of a small team, Strategic Leadership gives you the advanced knowledge to become an effective strategic leader. Participants who complete this course, Foundations of Leadership and Leadership Challenges will receive an Executive Certificate in Leadership.

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