Leading for Strategic Success

Learn How to Develop Successful Leadership Strategies

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5 Days

Introduction to the course

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

Course details

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

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.

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

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

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

Daily Agenda

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?
DAY 5:
Overcoming Execution Problems – Useful Tools and Techniques
  • Managing Human Factors in Business Performance
  • Test your Leadership
  • Overcoming Bias and Understanding Psychology to Get Results
  • Individual Plans and Presentations
  • Commitment to Action

Professional certificate & Accreditation

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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