Strategic Thinking Skills
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Strategic Thinking Skills

Steps and techniques that enhance strategic thinking and set up a mindset for right decisions
3.4 (45 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.
845 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Recognize steps that can help to develop a strategic mind-set.
  • Recognize how to use information effectively to support strategic thinking.
  • Describe how SWOT analysis can support strategic thinking.
  • Determine the most appropriate trade-off in a given situation.
  • Recognize techniques that help thinking creatively.
  • No specific knowledge is required.

There’s no single road to success – but you can discover the right one if you have the appropriate skill set. Strategic thinking is a must-have skill. If you don't have it, other might pass you by. 

Developing strategic thinking skills is not an easy task. That is why we at the Scandinavian Institute of Business Analytics developed this course for our clients. The course describes the steps you need to develop a strategic thinking mindset.It explains how to use information for generating strategic insight, assessing trade-offs and making right decisions.

The course also outlines techniques that will enable you to analyze information effectively and enhance your strategic thinking.

Note: Lecture SWOT analysis includes real SWOT analysis document of a company. All names are changed.

Who this course is for:
  • Corporate employees who want to broaden their responsibilities.
  • Independent entrepreneurs who want to build a better business.
  • MBA students who want to make a successful carrier.
  • Individuals who challenge making appropriate decisions in everyday life.
Course content
Expand all 17 lectures 53:26
+ Introduction
1 lecture 02:12

Learn to distinguish three types of thinking – rational, creative, and strategic.

Preview 02:12
+ Developing a Strategic Mind-set
2 lectures 08:06

Learn what is a strategic mind-set and how it is related to strategic thinking.

Preview 01:23

Learn four specific steps to develop a strategic mind-set.

Preview 06:43
+ Using Information to Support Strategic Thinking
5 lectures 16:19

Learn why gathering and analyzing information is vital using an examlpe. 

Benefits of analyzing information

Learn a process for collecting and analyzing information to support strategic thinking using and example.

Information to analyze

Learn how to recognize relationships, patterns, and trend in you environment with an example.

Relationships, patterns, trends

Learn how to combine analysis and intuition.

Analysis and intuition

Learn basics of SWOT analysis and how it can be used to support strategic thinking.

SWOT analysis
Developing a strategic mind-set and using information effectively.
3 questions
+ Making Effective Trade-offs
4 lectures 12:37

Learn what is involved in making effective trade-offs.

Trade-offs and strategic thinking

Learnd how to prioritize actions with an example.

Prioritize actions

Learn how to identify and evaluate alternatives for making effective trade-offs with an example.

Identify and evaluate alternatives

Lean how to balance needs with and example of balancing unit and company needs.

Balance needs
+ Thinking Creatively
4 lectures 12:03

Learn advantage of creative thinking and obstacles in applying it.

Introducing creative thinking

Learn how assumptions can limit the way you think and how to challenge your assumptions.

Challenging your assumptions

Learn how to reframe situations and challenges to view things differently.

Viewing things differently

Learnd how to develop creative thinking by asking questions.

Learning by asking questions
Making effective trade-offs and thinking creatively.
3 questions
+ SCANBA Certificate
1 lecture 02:09
Bonus Lecture: How to Apply for a SCANBA Certificate