Strategic leadership is challenging. In order to be truly strategic, you have to think outside the tasks that present themselves as urgent everyday and focus on the long-term planning that will position an organization to properly succeed. In addition to taking a longer term view, much strategic planning is centered around biases, pre-conceived notions, group-think and ‘we’ve always done it that way’ types of thinking. It is very difficult to get an entrenched group of upper-level managers to roll back their thought processes and focus on what really is important to the future of the business. This seminar will challenge leaders to really look at their organizations and ask the right questions in order that they can lead to a place of growth, success and stability.
The Four Disciplines of Execution by McChesney and Covey
Essentials of Strategic Management by Hunger and Wheelen