What you'll learn
- Understand the basis of strategic thinking
- Appreciate the value of strategic thinking
- Be better equipped to think strategically
- Feel more confident in thinking strategically
- All that is needed is an interest in developing your strategic thinking.
The ability to think strategically is required of anyone in a leadership position, as the capacity to develop a motivating vision depends on going beyond everyday thinking. Thinking strategically involves ‘seeing the big picture’ and being able to envisage a vision of what is to be achieved and how. Without such a vision, there is no clarity about where to go or what to do.
This course explores what is involved in thinking strategically. It emphasizes the importance of developing a strategic vision and provides helpful guidance on how to do so. It also provides discussion of a number of pitfalls to avoid if you are to be successful in developing your strategic thinking.
Many people struggle to achieve a strategic level of thinking as they too easily get bogged down in the details of any given situation. Details are important, but they need to be understood as part of an overall strategy – a plan for achieving the vision.
Dr Neil Thompson has many years’ experience of helping managers and other professionals not only to appreciate the importance of strategic thinking, but also to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to take the necessary steps to take their thinking to a strategic level.
Who this course is for:
- The course will be of value to anyone in a leadership role, whether a manager, HR professional or others whose work relies on the ability to think strategically
Dr Neil Thompson is a highly experienced tutor and trainer. He is highly respected for his ability to explain complex ideas clearly and effectively. His gentle voice and unhurried approach are widely appreciated by online learners as will as attendees at his conferences and workshops.
He is an independent writer, educator and adviser based in Wales. He is also a visiting professor at the Open University in the UK.. He is a well-published author with over 200 publications to his name, including over 40 books, several of which are bestsellers. He has been a speaker at conferences in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Hong Kong, India, the United States, Canada and Australia.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. He was formerly the editor of the US-based international journal, Illness, Crisis & Loss and now edits the free e-zine, THE humansolutions BULLETIN. His main interests are in the field of well-being: equality and diversity; conflict management; stress; loss, grief and trauma; and reflective practice. He is a sought-after conference speaker, consultant and facilitator.
He also works with Vigoroom UK, a sophisticated employee wellness platform geared towards promoting healthier, happier and more productive workplaces.