Big Picture Leading & Thinking: Master Strategic Leadership
What you'll learn
- Identify the key components of big picture thinking and explain its importance for CEOs.
- Develop a clear and actionable business strategy using SWOT and PESTEL analysis.
- Evaluate the competitive landscape of an industry using Porter's Five Forces.
- Analyze a company's financials to identify key performance indicators.
- Generate creative ideas for a business using a variety of techniques.
- Identify the key components of effective decision making and explain the decision-making process.
- Apply tools and techniques for effective decision making in various business scenarios.
- Evaluate different types of business decisions and explain when they should be used.
- Understand the role of leadership in an organization and explain the importance of leading a diverse and inclusive organization.
- Develop a plan for motivating and engaging team members.
- Analyze different types of conflict and develop a plan for managing them effectively.
- Apply effective communication and presentation skills in business settings.
- Evaluate the impact of clear communication in business and explain how it can be improved.
- Understand the key elements of an effective presentation and apply them in a real-world scenario.
- Create a strategic plan for implementing and managing innovation in an organization.
- Apply the SBI framework to deliver constructive feedback to colleagues.
- Evaluate a company's performance using a variety of metrics and KPIs.
- Analyze a company's financial statements to identify areas for improvement.
- Understand the importance of clear and effective communication in a business setting.
- Create a presentation using effective visual aids and deliver it effectively.
- There are no requirements or pre-requisites for this course, but the items listed below are a guide to useful background knowledge which will increase the value and benefits of this course.
- A basic understanding of business concepts and terminology is recommended for this course.
- Familiarity with financial analysis and reporting is helpful but not required.
- It would be beneficial to have some experience in leadership or decision-making roles.
Welcome to my course "Big Picture Thinking for CEOs: Master Strategic, Leadership & Decision Making Skills." With over 20 years of experience in the business world, I understand the importance of being able to think strategically and lead effectively. That's why I am passionate about teaching others the skills and techniques necessary to excel as a CEO or executive.
In today's rapidly changing business environment, being able to think big picture and make effective decisions is more important than ever for CEOs and executives. This course is designed to provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to be a successful leader at the executive level.
Throughout this course, you will journey through a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide range of topics essential for strategic thinking and effective leadership.
In Section 1: Introduction, you will learn about the concept of big picture thinking and its importance for CEOs.
In Section 2: Strategic Thinking, you will develop a clear and actionable business strategy, and learn how to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of your business using SWOT, PESTEL, Porter's Five Forces, and Competitive Analysis.
In Section 3: Innovation and Creativity, you will understand the importance of innovation and creativity in business, learn techniques for generating creative ideas and how to implement them in your organization. You will also learn how to manage and implement innovation in your organization including how to create a culture of innovation and how to measure success.
In Section 4: Decision Making, you will learn about different types of business decisions and when to use them. You will understand the decision-making process and learn how to make effective decisions using tools and techniques, including decision matrices, cost-benefit analysis, and more. You will also learn how to make effective decisions in uncertain situations.
In Section 5: Leadership, you will learn about the role of the CEO as a leader and how to lead effectively. You will also learn how to lead a diverse and inclusive organization and create a culture of equity and inclusion. You will learn how to motivate and engage your team members and create a positive work environment, and how to manage conflict and difficult conversations effectively.
In Section 6: Communication and Presentation Skills, you will understand the importance of clear communication in business and learn how to communicate effectively with different stakeholders. You will learn how to develop effective presentation skills and how to deliver presentations that are clear, concise, and persuasive.
This course is unique in its approach to teaching big picture thinking and leadership skills to CEOs and executives. It covers a wide range of topics including strategic thinking, innovation, decision-making, leadership, and communication and presentation skills, providing a comprehensive curriculum that is essential for effective leadership at the executive level.
What makes this course stand out from others is its focus on practical, actionable strategies and techniques that you can apply to your own business. The course is designed to provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to make better decisions, lead more effectively, and drive innovation in your organization.
In addition to the comprehensive curriculum, students will also have access to a full workbook that includes 1-page worksheets for each individual lesson. These worksheets will help you to apply the concepts and techniques you learn in each lesson to your own business, making it a valuable tool for your ongoing professional development.
Overall, this course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel as a CEO or executive in today's rapidly changing business environment. Enrolling in this course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of big picture thinking, strategic thinking, innovation, decision-making, leadership, and communication and presentation skills. With the workbook and worksheets, the course offers a valuable resource for your professional development that you can refer back to after the course is completed.
Who this course is for:
- Aspiring CEOs or executives looking to develop their strategic thinking and leadership skills.
- Business owners or entrepreneurs seeking to improve their decision-making and innovation skills.
- Mid to senior-level managers looking to advance their careers and take on larger leadership roles.
- Recent graduates or young professionals entering the business world and looking to gain a competitive edge.
- Professionals from diverse backgrounds who want to learn how to lead inclusive and equitable organizations.
- Executives and managers from various industries looking to improve their communication and presentation skills.
"What an amazing course! After finishing this course, I have confidence. Thank so much Dr Peter Alkema" ... "This is exactly the jump-start I needed. Very clear and concise"
I lead Digital Transformation & Architecture at ABB and I've been featured on CNBC Africa and won the Gartner CIO Of The Year in 2016. I founded and led the largest banking hackathon in South Africa which was published in 2019 as a case study by Harvard Business School.
I've taught over 100,000 students about technology, business, academics and self-development. In 2020 I completed my PhD at Wits University In Johannesburg. The study introduced a ground-breaking theory of Agile software development teams. My woodworking book was published in 2014 and has sold over 10,000 copies.
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