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In a Nutshell

The ability to provide strategic direction and vision in certain and uncertain times is what separates today’s managers from tomorrow’s leaders.

This Course Will Teach You How To

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Course Description

One of the fundamental differences between leadership and management is vision. Understanding the direction an organization needs to go requires insight, judgment, and execution. In times of uncertainty and change, leaders that can think and act strategically is a strategic advantage. 

The ability to think and act strategically is a key skill leaders need to add continued value in a rapidly changing business environment. Strategic direction for a company includes creating plans that should be implemented to meet your goals.

A leader is someone who can not only come up with a strategic vision in the workplace, mobilize that vision into a shared vision to get the team on board, and can execute that vision to achieve the desired outcomes.

Strategic leaders can develop a company or team vision that anticipates industry changes and organizational responses, views the organization and strategic environment holistically, creates a shared vision in the workplace, and develop a plan for getting there.

Leadership is not simply about driving an organization to achieve short-term goals. In order to be an effective leader, one must be able to take a step back and consider the future of both the organization and the strategic environment it operates within. 

By taking a holistic view of both the organization and its environment, a leader can best position their team for success.

About the Instructors

David a husband, father and the principal of Arrington Coaching. He and his team work with leaders, teams, organizations, and entrepreneurs. He regularly speaks and writes on leadership development, team alignment, and peak performance. David has over 15 years of executive coaching experience and a doctorate in strategic leadership. He's just authored his first book: Promotable.
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by Marsha Mullins September 23, 2022

This course was an excellent reminder that team members do not always understand or remember the big picture if you don’t consistently relate their work and contributions to the unit’s vision and strategy. Great course with some very specific recommendations on how to keep strategy at the forefront and ensure effectiveness in executing your strategy.

by Phillip Martin September 21, 2022

I appreciated the opportunity to fill out the Strategic Direction Work Sheet. It made me think deeper about my organizations performance measures and the standards used to measure them. Thanks.

by Michael Simmons August 22, 2022

Enjoyed this course. My experience is military, and we look at strategy a little bit differently, so this was a new perspective for me. The last three lessons were particularly important – as they focus on transitioning vision to action and results.

by Gary Choplin November 15, 2021

Teams can work hard and accomplish tasks but if they are not aligned to the vision then you are not going to be successful. Its not always about being busy it is about accomplishing the correct work.

by Jennifer Boughton November 12, 2021

Key Takeaway: Strategy is choosing what NOT to do… sounds simple but this course delves deeper and provides tools and context for that statement.