Leading For Strategic Success


The course will also focus on the critical roles of a team leader and middle manager in harnessing their team’s potential, practices and techniques for moving the organization and the teams from average to excellence.

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Course Description/Objectives

Strategic leadership will help you streamline processes, boost productivity, promote innovation and cultivate an environment that encourages employees to push forward their own ideas.

Leaders who lead for strategic results challenge prevailing viewpoints without provoking significant pushback, adapt to marketplace changes and take advantage of new opportunities, make difficult decisions, and advocate for and engage with employees.

Leading for Strategic Success course will teach you the core components of leadership, vision, purpose, strategy, Execution and values.

You will learn to:


Apply better approaches to leadership and strategic management


Develop resilience and adaptability in responding to change and uncertainty


Recognize and respond more effectively to your leadership opportunities and challenges


Understand and apply leadership practices from some of the world’s most admired organizations


Transform your organization to embrace opportunities and challenges


Develop your team to deliver value-added continuous improvement

Course Content

Module 1: Leading For Strategic Success

The Current Context of Leadership
  • Definitions of Leadership
  • Double Loop Learning
  • Rational and Non-rational Approaches
  • Leadership of Groups and Organizations
  • Transformational Change
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
Analyzing and Solving Complex Problems
  • The Difference between Simple and Complex Problems
  • Understanding Complexity
  • Solving Complex Problems with Systems Thinking
  • Creative Thinking Techniques
  • Analyzing, Preparing and Winning Arguments
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
  • 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

Course Content

Module 2: Leading For Organizational Impact

Leaders of the Future
  • Not all Managers are Leaders
  • The Purpose of Leadership
  • A New View of Leadership: The Role of Coach and Mentor
  • Leadership Styles: The Importance of Context
  • The Impact of Leadership on Performance
  • Essential Ingredients of a High-performance Organization
Hiring, On-boarding and Training Future Leaders
  • Attracting the Best Talent: Benchmark Practices
  • Understanding Future New-hires: Welcome to The Age of Millennials
  • Creating a Values-based rather than a Policies-based Environment
  • New Approaches to On-boarding
  • The Biochemical Basis of Productive Employees
  • Designing and Benefiting from an Engaged Workforce
  • Finding and Hiring the Best Talent
  • Spotting and Avoiding the Narcissist
Leveraging Talent
  • Developing Trust: The Foundation of Engaging Employees in Setting Direction
  • Filling Employee’s Psychological Bucket
  • Driving Improved Performance by Applying the Pygmalion Principal
  • Improved Performance Management Practices
  • Boosting Performance through Raised Expectations
Powering Your Team to High Performance
  • New Approaches to Teamwork
  • Elements of Effective Teams
  • Decision-Making: Choosing the Best Strategy to Suit Your Circumstances
  • Achieving Alignment with The Corporate Vision and Mission
  • Changing Your Measurement System to Build Commitment and Enthusiasm
  • Identifying a “balanced” Set of Key Performance Indicators
  • Recognition and Rewards
Leading the Charge!
  • Becoming an Agent of Change
  • Alternative Strategies to Deal with Conflict
  • Choosing the Best Approach for Your Situation
  • Building A Model for Influencing Change: Lessons from The Eagle
  • Understanding and Leveraging Your Power Base
  • The Power of Humility
  • Getting into The Head and Heart of those who are Intransigent
  • Producing Win-Win Outcomes

Training & Benefits

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