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Leading for Strategic Success

Learn How to Develop Successful Leadership Strategies

Explore the power of proven concepts, methods, and tools to enable you to think strategically about your industry, organization, partners and competitors on this KC Academy course.

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5 Days

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Introduction

Managers face many challenges caused by the relentless pace of change, whether new business models or the latest technical innovation threatening to disrupt a traditional industry. Too often, these changes are seen as threats. Still, with the right analysis tools and ability to think strategically and understand how to communicate and implement the necessary organisational change, the best organisations can seize the opportunities in each situation. Many organisations don’t have the ability to adapt their strategy quickly enough to respond to or anticipate the effects of strategic change.

This KC Academy training course on Leading for Strategic Success shows you how to fix this by ensuring your leadership has a real impact. You will develop a deeper appreciation of your prime leadership responsibility to make sense of external events, decide how to respond then lead your people to success.

You will explore the power of proven concepts, methods, and tools to enable you to think strategically about your industry, organization, partners and competitors as a ‘big picture. You will raise your sights to the real leadership challenges you and your organisation face, rather than the technical, operational, and managerial challenges many managers are familiar with.

You will gain the competencies to identify and remove barriers to success and learn how to deploy a complete strategic management system to effectively and quickly make the right changes to deliver strategic success.

This training course will highlight:

  • Deep understanding of how to increase your leadership impact
  • Challenging assumptions to reveal and remove performance ‘roadblocks.’
  • Developing your ability to see the bigger picture and understand its impact
  • Insights into exercising leadership more effectively for high-impact
  • Communicating your insights to influence others’ behaviour and actions
  • Being more effective in dealing with resistance to change
  • Extending change to transformation when necessary

Objectives

At the end of this training course, you will learn to:

  • Apply new approaches to leadership and change management
  • Be more resilient and adaptable in responding to change and uncertainty
  • Develop a more robust and explicit theory of leadership
  • Transform your approach to your team and your organization
  • Understand how to recognise and respond to and your leadership opportunities and challenges

Training Methodology

This training course uses a range of leadership and strategy models, methods and tools, group work, reflective exercises, situational simulations, individual feedback, and case studies.

A feature of this training course is a strategic management system that provides a complete framework to help you lead the development and delivery of a strategy for your organisation. We also provide you with insights into your approach to dealing with uncertainty and handling conflict through leadership assessment instruments.

Organisational Impact

You will learn new approaches to leadership and change management to enable you to help build a more effective organisation that can realise its potential by:

  • Developing a greater capacity for leadership
  • Enabling a problem-solving organizational culture
  • Facilitating radical and continuous improvement in the organization
  • Learning better ways of defining and evaluating the work of the organization
  • Contributing to the achievement of breakthrough organisational performance
  • Developing the ability of managers to make good judgments quickly

Personal Impact

You will develop a whole new appreciation of your leadership capacity through:

  • Acting appropriately in different situations
  • Leading more effectively and resiliently
  • Guiding your team to the desired future
  • Influencing people to face the realities they may be denied
  • Greater confidence in understanding the strategic impact of your current role
  • Preparing for greater responsibility and a potential move into higher management roles

Who Should Attend?

This training course will be of benefit to managers who are open to developing new approaches to leadership. This training course is suitable for a wide range of experienced professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Senior Managers
  • General Managers
  • Heads of Department
  • Functional Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Aspiring Managers who wish to develop their Leadership and Management skills

Course Outline

DAY 1

The Current Context of Leadership

  • Definitions of Leadership
  • Double Loop Learning
  • Rational and Non-rational Approaches
  • Leadership of Groups and Organisations
  • Transformational Change

DAY 2

Alignment: Linking Strategy to Operations

  • Overview of a Strategic Management System
  • Measuring Results
  • Foundations for Success: Strategic Leadership
  • Business Process Management Concepts
  • Describing and Realizing Improvements using Process Models

DAY 3

Analysing and Solving Complex Problems

  • The Difference between Simple and Complex Problems
  • Understanding Complexity
  • Solving Complex Problems with Systems Thinking
  • Creative Thinking Techniques
  • Analysing, Preparing and Winning Arguments

DAY 4

Planning for Success

  • The Difference between Good Strategy and Bad Strategy
  • Making a Business Case
  • Group Decision Making and Change
  • Evidence-based Management – what really works?
  • Case Study Briefing

DAY 5

Overcoming Execution Problems – Useful Tools and Techniques

  • Managing Human Factors in Business Performance
  • Test your Leadership – practical case study
  • Overcoming Bias and Understanding Psychology to Get Results
  • Individual Plans and Presentations
  • Commitment to Action
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