Is Your Organization Tactical or Strategic? Developing Strategic Thinking Capabilities for Competitive Advantage

Monday, November 23, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Rich Horwath, CEO, Strategic Thinking Institute

Are your managers highly strategic, or are they constantly fighting fires and reacting to problems? Is strategy an annual two-day pilgrimage to an off-site meeting, the result of which sits in a binder collecting dust on a shelf, or does it drive everyone's daily activities? A study of 10,000 senior executives showed that the most important leadership behavior critical to a company's success is strategic thinking. But, according to research in Harvard Business Review, only 23 percent of executives are good at strategic thinking. With bad strategy being the cause of more than 80 percent of business failures, having a highly strategic organization can be the difference between continued success and bankruptcy. Just ask Circuit City, Borders, or Blockbuster Video.

This free webcast will provide the opportunity to ensure that your organization is developing the strategic capabilities necessary to thrive in today's highly competitive market. Learn how to:

  • Apply the three disciplines of strategic thinking framework to develop strategic mindsets and behavior at all levels of your organization.
  • Facilitate strategy conversations across functional areas and levels to eliminate silos and foster greater collaboration and sharing of best practices.
  • Build a common understanding and language for strategy so managers at all levels are able to generate strategic insights that lead to new value.


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Rich Horwath
Rich Horwath

CEO, Strategic Thinking Institute

Rich Horwath is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author on strategy. As CEO of the Strategic Thinking Institute, he leads executive teams through the strategy process and has helped more than 50,000 managers around the world develop their strategic thinking skills. A former chief strategy officer and professor of strategy, Rich brings both real-world experience and practical expertise to help companies build their strategic capabilities. He has appeared on ABC, NBC, and FOX TV, and is recognized in the textbook Strategy in the 21st Century as one of the key contributors in the history of strategic management for his thought leadership in the field of strategic thinking.

Rich's innovative work in the field of strategic thinking has created dozens of proprietary offerings, including group workshops, strategy assessments, mobile apps, workbooks, strategic learning management systems, podcasts, videos, and one-to-one strategic coaching. His monthly e-publication, Strategic Thinker, is read by thousands of business leaders and academicians around the world.


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