Coming up with a great strategy is one thing, but actually implementing it successfully in order to get outstanding results is quite another. This is why the real challenge in strategy is in execution. Executives and managers require the skills and competencies to go from strategy formulation to day-to-day tactical execution while ensuring the achievement of results that align with the strategy.
Leaders at all levels must be able to understand an organization’s context and competitive position and then understand and execute on its plans to achieve its strategic, operational, and tactical goals. This requires strategic, operational, and tactical leadership and the integration these three levels of planning, organization, direction, and control. Leaders must know how to integrate strategic, operational, and tactical leadership synergistically so the organization can grow and achieve outstanding results.
Understand the planning and execution framework at all levels of the organization.
Recognize and apply the concepts and principles of strategy, operational planning, and tactical execution.
Creating and maintaining the organizational structures, processes, and systems to ensure tactical, operational, and strategic success.
Familiarization with the strategic, operational, and tactical leadership framework.
Identify and assess linkages and interrelations of leadership with strategy, operations, organization, and tactics.
Integrate the full spectrum of leadership levels with the needs of organizations and people.
Module One: Strategy Excellence: From Strategic Vision to Tactical Execution
From Vision to Results: The Planning and Execution Framework
Understanding the distinctions between strategy, operations, and tactics
How planning and execution work
How vision, mission, and planning relate to morale, cohesion, and unity of purpose
Nested hierarchical planning
Mission analysis and mission leadership
Measuring progress and results
Strategy: Setting the Vision and Direction
Understanding vision, mission, objectives
Competitive strategy and positioning
Offensive and defensive manoeuvres
Operational Campaign Planning: Turning the Strategy into Actionable Plans
Using nested hierarchical planning and mission analysis to create a campaign planning framework
Understanding and applying key operational concepts: centre of gravity, main effort, concentration, economy of effort, major thrust(s), and supporting thrust(s)
Working with limited resources: deciding what to do and why to do it
Building a campaign plan to implement a strategy
Successful manoeuvring and positioning
Operational Systems and Processes: Setting the Conditions for Successful Execution of Strategy
Strategy mapping and the components of organizational systems and processes
The financial perspective
The customer perspective
The internal perspective: operations management, customer management, innovation, and regulatory & social processes
The learning and growth perspective: developing and integrating human, informational, and organizational capital
Tactics: Getting Results and Leading in the Face Competition and Obstacles
Breaking objectives into manageable goals and tasks
Giving direction efficiently and effectively
Using and encouraging initiative, flexibility, and adaptation within overarching strategy, operational plans, and organizational structures and systems
Managing for results
Feedback and adjustment
Module Two:Effective Organisational Leadership
Understanding the Leadership System and Leadership Development Framework
Characteristics, commonalities, and differences of strategic, operational, and tactical leadership
The relationship of the Leadership System to the Planning and Execution Framework
Influence and motivation in a dynamic and competitive environment
Leadership Development Framework: Understanding and applying action-logics and the stages of leadership development
Relating the leadership development stages to strategic, operational, and tactical leadership
Tactical leadership: Front-line leadership to achieve the organization’s mission, vision, and goals
Characteristics and requirements of tactical leaders
Expertise and technical competence as the basis of tactical leadership
Leading from the front & setting the example
Coaching and mentoring
Supervision, assessment, and feedback
Operational leadership: Implementing the strategy by creating winning conditions for tactical leaders
Characteristics and requirements of operational-level leaders
Leading the institution and organization, not just people
Leading departments, divisions, and functions
Cross-departmental leadership, cooperation, and influence
Advising the top leadership
Staff vs. line leadership
Strategic leadership: Formulating and communicating vision, mission, objectives, and strategy
Characteristics and requirements of strategic leaders
Strategic leadership of external stakeholders
Strategic leadership of internal stakeholders
When to micromanage
Creating a strategy from the top down
Putting it all together: Creating a visionary and strategy-based organization
What is visionary leadership and how does it relate to strategic leadership?
Creating a culture of vision, strategy and initiative, at all levels and throughout the organization
Creating a collaborative vision and strategy
Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Managers who must build and lead dynamic and high performing teams and organisations in demanding, competitive conditions are encouraged to attend to this training course.
This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:
Line and functional Managers, Team Leaders and Supervisors in organisations of all sizes
Professionals responsible for strategy, marketing, business development, production, operations, HR and/or product development
Intermediate and advanced level Managers, Team Leaders and Supervisors within all sectors, private and public, profit and not-for-profit