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Using Strategic Thinking Skills


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Target Audience
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Overview/Description
To think strategically, you must engage in both creative and analytical thinking. Deliberate, rational, and precise thinking is important, but so is being able to think outside the box, seeing a broad range of possibilities and envisioning an ideal future. This course focuses on how to use strategic thinking skills, such as analyzing information effectively and thinking creatively. It describes steps that can help you formulate a mind-set that enhances strategic thinking. It also explains how to use information in a way that generates strategic insight. And the course explores how to assess trade-offs involved in taking a particular course of action and then make an appropriate decision in light of strategic issues. Additionally, it outlines techniques that help you think creatively and thereby enhance your strategic thinking.

Target Audience
Functional managers, professionals, departmental leaders, and all individuals in key roles who want to develop or refine their strategic thinking skills

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

Using Strategic Thinking Skills

  • recognize steps that can help you develop a strategic mind-set
  • recognize how to use information effectively to support strategic thinking
  • describe how SWOT analysis can support strategic thinking
  • determine the most appropriate trade-off in a given situation
  • recognize techniques that help you think creatively
  • Course Number:
    stgy_08_a03_bs_enus