Future Strategy Manager
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Future Strategy Manager

Target your next position in the market. Follow your passion, things that motivate you to reach new normal.
3.6 (6 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,896 students enrolled
Created by Jouni Ruotanen
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Management skills
  • Personal development skills
  • Strategic skills
  • Attitude for future changes
  • Mentor like a friend to give support in change path
  • Notebook for practices
  • Open mind, also for yourself

All organizations have objectives and goals which they need to reach to keep in the market, enter new markets and select future concentrations.

When Steve Jobs rejoined Apple in 1997 he had several actions in the beginning:

1. Partnership with Microsoft

2. Cutting products

3. Cutting employees

4. Portfolio had four products.

These might have been difficult to do, but in a crisis situation it's easier to get things done.

Strategic manager is a person who helps companies to formulate and implement new strategies successfully and keep people involved and motivated, aim to win next battle.  Not only strategy managers are responsible for the strategies. But they see the light at the end of the tunnel. Importance of insights and facts, methods to collect and share data, make analysis. This is important. In case future is not clear, several scenarios are needed.

This course will teach you how to become a strategy manager. What kind of possibilities there are in the market. What kind of skills are needed. How you can follow your dream or plan. Enroll the course!

It's not too difficult to decide about cutting, preserving and taking risks. This is strategic management. If you want to be one of the next strategy managers, develop these analytical and hard skills and don't forget soft skills as well. If you're working in a small or middle sized company, this course will help you to understand your organization's most important key performance indicators. If you work for consulting or within large organization your tools must include balanced scorecard. Follow the strategy! Setup priorities, analyze the portfolio time to time. Don't stop being creative and innovative. Encourage also others!

The course will also include latest check for the open positions and job market. You will learn how to enhance your value in the competitive situation and how you can plan your steps.

Enroll the course now! Start your career.

Who this course is for:
  • Future oriented people
  • Managers who want to be more strategic
  • People who need to help others in decision making
  • Team members who aim to change position
  • Strategy professionals in a need for new ideas
Course content
Expand all 36 lectures 01:30:13
+ Introduction
2 lectures 03:04

Let's start learning what it means to be future strategy manager

Preview 00:33

About being a strategy manager and how you can become one. Some thoughts how you can affect to strategies in all positions.

Preview 02:31
+ What strategy managers do
4 lectures 09:11

Shortly about navigating in the world of strategies

Preview 02:32

What kind of data is source to strategic decisions? How this data can be used to give insights and recommendations?

Analyzed data

How organizations setup business objectives? What's the reason for business objectives?

Business objectives

What kind of goals strategy managers setup? How to follow goals?

Goal setting
+ How strategy managers take responsibility
4 lectures 06:10

Why strategy managers are important

Introduction: How strategy managers take responsibility

What's the place for a strategy managers? What kind of role do they play?

Being part of the team

To be a strategy manager isn't easy. You need to be the one who doesn't feel insecure for changes. You also have to be able to see the future before others.

Giving light for the future

Strategies are directions. Strategy managers need to know what's going to happen, give direction and say no if something doesn't fit into it.

Saying no to others
+ Is there opportunities for strategy managers
4 lectures 08:16

In the age of uncertainty there's room for people who can see and direct, shine!

Introduction: Is there opportunities for strategy managers
About the job market

A short check for jobs around the world. Typically these positions aren't clearly found without connections or knowing behind the words.

Current openings

What kind of salary level you can expect? How stable these positions are and other conditions?

Salaries and other conditions
+ Let's take a look into needed skills
18 lectures 51:42

A portfolio of your skills and your team will impact to success of strategic management

Preview 01:46

You need statistics and mathematical skills and understanding data sources and structures

Analytics and data

You can use cost-benefit analysis in strategic management to make it more efficient

Tools: Cost-benefit analysis

How to follow a process in cost-benefit analysis

Tools: Cost-benefit analysis process

A quick decision, more demanding decision, group decision, you name it!

Decision making

You can multiply ideas to have more clear decisions

Tools: Multiply technique

You can use suggest techniques to have a group of people to make decisions

Tools: Suggest techniques

Learn how to make decisions by design thinking

Tools: Design thinking

An example of structure for making decisions in a group

Tools: Decision making structure example

How to organization the collected information? Is there long term data management plan?

Information management

Nonaka-Takeuchi has explained how data and information is changing its form

Tools: Knowledge sharing spiral

Leadership skills, but also other tools to make plans reality

Organizing people and tasks

You can plan communication by AIDA approach which has attention, interest, desire and action parts

Tools: AIDA approach

Always ask for feedback and give feedback

Tools: Feedback

You must minimum list people and groups but also think about power and abilities to affect your strategy

Tools: Linear responsibility chart

Not only basics, but also advanced, strategic project management skills are needed

Project management

Make project management efficient by looking cost and schedule indicators and compare

Tools: Earned value management

You can have a project portfolio or strategic management by putting portfolio of different actions or possibilities

Tools: Project portfolio management
+ Conclusion
4 lectures 11:50

Short wrap-up for course content and next steps


Links to materials used in lectures


About my background and work history

Preview 04:00

Learn all the needed skills for your next position in my other courses

Bonus lecture