Using Strategic Thinking as a Manager

Everyone
  • 6 videos | 25m 11s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification CPE
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Are you a strategic thinker? Do you consider what's going on around you - in your unit, company, industry, and wider business environment? Are you good at visualizing new possibilities or ways of working? Charting the future in today's business environment requires leaders to think strategically like never before. In these times of personal and organizational disruption and change, strategic thinking has become a skill of necessity that will play a key role in determining success or failure. In this course, you'll learn the characteristics of strategic thinking and what a strategic mindset looks like in action. You'll also learn the skills involved in developing two vital aspects of strategic thinking: the creative, innovative, and visionary components that allow you to have and communicate a clear strategic vision and see new possibilities; and the orderly, analytical, and logical skills that help you handle complexity and guide you toward balanced and smart decision making.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Identify characteristics of strategic thinking
    Identify behavioral traits essential for strategic thinkers
  • Identify creativity and visualization skills that facilitate strategic thinking
    Recognize analytical methods that improve strategic thinking
    Reflect on what you've learned

IN THIS COURSE

  • 1m 29s
    Strategic thinking is about perspective. It requires leaders to frame issues, opportunities, and threats using a broad, long-term frame of reference. Managers and leaders are stronger and more effective when they think strategically. In this video, you'll learn the key concepts that will be covered in this course, including developing a strategic mindset and exploring your creative and analytical skills. FREE ACCESS
  • 6m 37s
    Strategic thinking isn’t just for the CEO’s office; it can help leaders at all levels take a long-term and holistic view of their organization, their business environment. In this video, you'll explore the characteristics that define successful strategic thinkers. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Building a Strategic Mindset
    4m 32s
    Strategic thinking isn’t something you’re born with; it’s something you develop over time, with deliberation and commitment. But there are behavioral traits essential for improving your strategic thinking. In this video, you'll learn about these essential behavioral traits. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Enhancing Your Strategic Thinking through Creativity
    6m 9s
    Thinking strategically requires a nonlinear approach. Nonlinear thinkers use creativity and visualization to challenge assumptions and biases in pursuit of better outcomes. In this video, you'll explore the creativity and visualization skills that facilitate strategic thinking. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Boosting Strategic Thinking with Analytical Skills
    4m 58s
    Effective strategic thinkers possess solid analytical skills and use rational, logical techniques when they’re interpreting information, evaluating data, or trying to resolve an issue. In this video, you'll learn about analytical methods that improve strategic thinking. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Let's Review
    1m 27s
    In this video, you'll review and reflect on what you've learned in the course Using Strategic Thinking as a Manager. FREE ACCESS

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