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Move from an Operational Manager to a Strategic Leader

Duration: 1 day
Course Price: $450

Move from an Operational Manager to a Strategic Leader is for individuals seeking to increase their strategic thinking skills and transition into a role that requires strategy formulation, vision setting, and motivating and inspiring teams to reach mutual goals.

Learn How To:

  • Become an innovator, a persuasive player, and a champion of strategic change.
  • Develop a strategic mindset so that you can add value and inspire risk-taking and innovation on your team.
  • Use a Polarity Map to illustrate operational and strategic tensions in business.
  • Clarify your current operational objectives for your team, customers, and competitors.
  • Develop a strategic vision that creates a profitable and sustainable future.
  • Develop a communication plan to convey your vision effectively while motivating others.

Move from an Operational Manager to a Strategic Leader is for individuals seeking to increase their strategic thinking skills and transition into a role that requires strategy formulation, vision setting, and motivating and inspiring teams to reach mutual goals.

Learn How To:

  • Become an innovator, a persuasive player, and a champion of strategic change.
  • Develop a strategic mindset so that you can add value and inspire risk-taking and innovation on your team.
  • Use a Polarity Map to illustrate operational and strategic tensions in business.
  • Clarify your current operational objectives for your team, customers, and competitors.
  • Develop a strategic vision that creates a profitable and sustainable future.
  • Develop a communication plan to convey your vision effectively while motivating others.
Prerequisites: No prerequisites for this course

What You Will Cover

Learning Objectives

  • Define Strategy and How Strategic Thinking Can Add Value to Your Organization
  • Understand Strategy Execution Challenges and Key Requirements for Success
  • Explore Where Mission and Vision Fits into Strategic Thinking
  • Learn to Influence Key Stakeholders and Inspire Innovation in Your Team

Develop and Balance Operational and Strategic Management Skills

  • Use a Polarity Map to Illustrate Operational/Strategic Tensions in Your Business or Work Group
  • Establish a Working Definition of Operational Management
  • Identify Key Attributes of Successful Strategic Thinkers
  • Mini Action Plan

Clarify Your Current Operational Objective: Your Team, Your Customers and Your Competitors

  • Clarify the Purpose of Your Work Group in the Context of Your Organization
  • Draft a Mission Statement Defining the Operational Reality of Your Work Group
  • Use SOAR Analysis to Understand Your Team, Your Customers and Your Competitors
  • Mini Action Plan

Practical Dreaming: Move from What Is to What If

  • Assess Customers’ Needs, Wants and Expectations
  • Leverage an Importance/Performance Matrix to Set Priorities
  • Develop a Strategic Vision that Creates a Profitable, Sustainable Future for Yourself and Your Organization
  • Mini Action Plan

Make It Happen: Influence Key Stakeholders & Inspire Innovation on Your Team

  • Develop Persuasive Skills to Sell Your Strategic Ideas
  • Explore a Range of Options for Influencing Others
  • Assess and Develop Your Ability to Encourage Innovation
  • Develop Key Messages and Prepare to Communicate Strategically
  • Final Action Plan
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