Strategic Thinking: Systems Thinking In Business
Strategic thinking is one of the top 3 most critical skills for 21st century leaders. Learning to use systems thinking in business situations is key to success in a complex world.
“We fixate on events…last month’s sales, new budget cuts, [the current stock price]…Yet the primary threats to our survival today come not from events but from slow gradual processes to which we are 90 percent blind.” – Peter Senge in The Fifth Discipline
Leaders are daily confronted with complex and ambiguous situations and choices. Addressing these situations successfully requires the ability to develop strategy for the future while drawing on experience, knowledge, intelligence, intuition, and creativity – in short, thinking differently. While some believe that thinking is only a function of intelligence and therefore genetically pre-determined, we believe that strategic thinking skills can be strengthened and developed through training and practice in real-world scenarios.
To achieve your organization’s vision, you must have leaders who are skilled in using generative, creative, innovative thinking to anticipate and respond to customers’ future needs. This training helps you achieve important benefits:
Strategic Thinking Training Highlights:
Strategic Thinking Methodology
Before the workshop, participants in Strategic Thinking complete prework, a reading assignment, and a case study. In the workshop they gain insight and skills through applying the strategic thinking tools in customized exercises and case studies based on real situations in your organization.
Strategic Thinking Customized Solutions
To ensure that training is not just an “event,” but instead produces enduring results, we customize Strategic Thinking to fit your unique situation, business strategy, culture, and people. After discussion with you and other experts within your organization, we select the emphasis, specific skills to be developed, key learning points, exercises, and case studies for practice to create a solution tailored just for you.
Strategic Thinking Applications
The following are some of the ways our clients have used custom versions of Strategic Thinking training: