Now more than ever, organizations need leaders at all levels who can think strategically. This practical and engaging session teaches techniques to help see through confusion, anticipate next developments, avoid negative unintended consequences, and make wise decisions that hold up in uncertainty and volatility. You will sharpen skills in forecasting, enhance a personal scanning system, learn how to pick major impacts and early signals from a flood of information, reduce uncertainty to manageable levels, and create intelligence and innovation by structured collaboration. A real-life, high-stakes recreation of an organization’s response to an unexpected situation will cap off an engaging day of learning.
Leaders who implement the ‘field-tested’ tools from this course will be immediately more valuable to their organization and be identified as ready for greater responsibility.
How to Build Your Executive Scanning System.
Implication Thinking. The Swiss Army Knife of anticipation, problem-solving, decision-making, persuasion, and strategy development.
Strategic thinking tools: effective questions, models, and team practices.
How C-level executives see around corners. 3 examples.
What to do when you don’t have all the information (…and you never do).
4 Ranges of Uncertainty and how to use them.
Lessons learned from corporate decision-making at Starbucks in a potential pandemic. Application to today’s situation. Scenarios, triggers, contingency (B, C, D) planning.
Learn how to apply tools using a ‘real-life’ corporate case study