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Thinking & Acting Strategically

Thinking Strategically Transforms and Sustains Organizations

Strategic leaders look beyond the process of setting strategy to what comes next.

A well-crafted, well-implemented strategy is essential to an organization’s long-term success. Yet It’s a common misconception that leading strategically is all about making the right choice at the right time.

Managers and executives often struggle to move strategy beyond setting direction or goals and toward an ongoing process of transforming and sustaining the organization.

That’s because thinking and acting strategically require different skills and perspectives than those required by day-to-day operational leadership roles.

Strategic leadership is broader in scope, with decisions that impact areas outside your own functional area, business unit, or even the organization.

It’s future-focused, operating with a far-reaching timetable that integrates short-term results and a long-term focus.

And it’s change-oriented, with results that ripple throughout the organization.

By recognizing opportunities to become a better strategic leader and finding ways to enact them, you can play a critical role in supporting your organization’s long-term success.

Upskill Your Team With Strategic Thinking Skills

Build Long-Term Success by Thinking Strategically

Your leaders can become more strategic by learning these behaviors:

  • Thinking strategically, understanding the complex relationship between your organization and its environment.
  • Acting strategically, taking decisive action consistent with the strategic direction of your organization — despite ambiguity, complexity, and chaos.
  • Influencing strategically, building commitment to the organization’s strategic direction by inviting others into the strategic process, forging relationships inside and outside the organization, and using organizational culture and systems of influence.

Start building a long-term outlook for success at your organization by equipping your team with strategic leadership skills. We can deliver our world-class, research-backed thinking and acting strategically content to them — or you can.

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We can equip your facilitators to deliver a workshop or internal training on thinking and acting strategically either online or in person, whichever you prefer:

Let’s talk about how you can leverage this proven leadership program content in a custom internal development initiative

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Or, we can incorporate thinking strategically as part of a larger leadership development initiative for your organization:

Combine with other topic modules and interactive experiences into a customized learning journey for your leaders

Our highly personalized leadership programs prepare leaders to address common challenges with strategic thinking

What Our Clients Are Saying

Organizations who have partnered with us to upskill their people’s ability to think strategically consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with CCL made a significant impact on their culture — and their bottom line.

But don’t just take our word for it — take theirs.

“We spend a lot of time formulating and implementing our strategy. Our time with CCL allows the senior leaders to step back and reflect on the human impact of our strategic decisions and the implications for the leadership culture necessary to achieve our aims.”

Walter Bayly

Leadership Development Strategy: An Evolving Approach Linked to Business Performance

“For me, the biggest ‘a-ha’ was realizing that even though we, as a senior leadership team, are very good at communicating our corporate message throughout the organization, we can use some simple strategies to make sure that everyone not only knows our strategies but lives them. By having the entire team fully embrace their part of the puzzle, we will have more motivated team members.”

Pamela McNamara
VP of Sales, US
Kao Group

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