Strategy in Action

How to formulate, plan and execute successful business strategies
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (94 ratings)
1,698 students
1hr 58min of on-demand video

How can you take a glimpse into the future to define the long-term vision and ambition for your organisation?
How to analyze your organisation’s internal capabilities to identify your core competencies that set you apart from competitors?
How to assess the dynamics and identify the threats and risks in the markets you are currently present in?
How to assess the dynamics and identify the emerging threats and risks in the markets you are currently present?
How to identify the opportunities and quantify the potential for growth in your current markets, as well as in adjacent and new ones?
How to ensure long-term sustainable growth for your organisation, by focusing on the right strategic priorities today?


  • No previous experience required. Basic business and financial literacy could be useful.


The Strategy in Action (SiA) Programme is the product of more than two decades of experience, which its creators gained in both academia and industry, researching and applying the latest management theories to advise organisations, helping them achieve sustainable growth and build long-lasting capabilities within their leadership teams.

This course will teach you how to formulate, plan, and execute a successful organisational strategy. But what is Strategy? It is a set of coordinated, sustainable and creative actions performed by a coalition of people that aim at creating value.

In this course, you will follow a structured approach to define what the future of your organisation should look like and how you can achieve it. After completing the course you will be able to:

  • Formulate inspiring vision statement and mission statements and translate them into long-term KPIs, which will guide your organisation’s strategic direction

  • Analyse your financial position and assess your internal capabilities against competitors to identify your core competencies (strengths) and areas for further investment (weaknesses)

  • Assess the dynamics in the markets you currently serve and identify the risks (threats) that might emerge in them

  • Identify the adjacent and new markets your organisation could expand into and quantify the potential (opportunities) for growth

  • Leverage your SWOT to define the strategic priorities that will ensure your organisation’s long-term sustainable growth

The full SiA Programme consists of the learning materials in this course, used in combination with the SiA App, 3HORIZON’s proprietary digital platform, which codifies management frameworks, into simple digital workflows. While the course learning outcomes are enhanced by going through it in parallel with your journey through the SiA Platform, the course introduces fundamental strategic and management theories, which are central to every business leader’s toolkit..

Who this course is for:

  • Business Leaders
  • C-Level Executives
  • Head of Strategy
  • Head of Business Development
  • Head of Finance
  • Head of Operations
  • Senior Managers
  • Middle Managers


Professor of Strategy, Co-founder at 3HORIZONS
Davide Sola
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 94 Reviews
  • 1,698 Students
  • 1 Course

Davide is our CEO at 3HORIZONS, leading the growth and development of the business. Davide is Italian and graduated from ESCP Business School (formerly ESCP-EAP) and the University of Turin, earning his PhD in Enterprise Economics. He is a Full Professor at ESCP Business School, visiting other leading business schools such as Judge Business School in Cambridge and AALTO Business School in Helsinki.
Davide has 20+ years of experience in strategy consulting at McKinsey & Company and in 3H Partners, covering a wide range of industries scoping from Food and Beverage, to Healthcare, Energy, Technology, and Financial Services. He is the author of a book (“How to think Strategically. Your Roadmap to Innovation and Results”), numerous articles, policy paper.

Associate Professor, Co-Founder at 3HORIZONS
Giovanni Scarso Borioli
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 94 Reviews
  • 1,698 Students
  • 1 Course

Giovanni is our co-founder and co-CEO, leading the Product Development and R&D teams at 3HORIZONS. Giovanni is Italian and holds a PhD in management from UCL and an MSc in engineering. He is an Associate Professor at ESCP Business School and visits a variety of other leading Business Schools, such as ESA, Cotrugli, and more. Giovanni is Director of the Executive Master in Manufacturing Automation and Digital Transformation, in partnership with COMAU Academy. Giovanni has 15+ years of experience in Strategy and Management consulting across various industries, serving Global brands such as Pfizer, Zoetis, Ferrari, Lloyds Register, and High-Value Manufacturing Catapult, among many others. He is the author of several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Strategy Consultancy
3HORIZONS Consulting
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  • 94 Reviews
  • 1,698 Students
  • 1 Course

3HORIZONS is a boutique strategy consultancy firm based in London. The company, founded by ex-McKinsey consultants and professors in strategy and management, provides advisory services powered by its proprietary Strategy in Action Platform. The digital platform codifies strategic and management theories and frameworks, into simple digital workflows, empowering organisations to formulate, plan and execute successful strategies.

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