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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

Welcome to “Providing Strategic Direction,” our comprehensive course meticulously designed to equip you with the skills and insights necessary to excel in strategic leadership. Through expert guidance, interactive learning modules, and practical exercises, you will develop a strategic mindset that empowers you to shape the future of your organization.

During this transformative journey, you will gain mastery in various aspects of strategic leadership. You will learn how to create a compelling vision that inspires and motivates your team, guiding them towards shared goals. Additionally, you will acquire the skills to help your team think strategically, fostering a culture of innovation and agility. Moreover, you will develop strategies to effectively handle team conflict, ensuring smooth collaboration and harnessing the diverse perspectives within your team.

In today’s fast-paced and dynamic business environment, the capacity to think and act strategically is a crucial skill that leaders must cultivate to consistently deliver exceptional value. Strategic direction serves as the compass that guides a company toward its goals, necessitating the creation and implementation of well-crafted plans.

True leaders possess the remarkable ability to not only conceive a strategic vision in the workplace but also mobilize and unite their teams around a shared vision. They seamlessly translate their vision into actionable strategies that bring about the desired outcomes, achieving remarkable results.

Strategic leaders excel at developing compelling visions for their companies or teams, envisioning industry shifts and anticipating organizational responses. They possess a holistic perspective, viewing the organization and its strategic environment as interconnected entities. By fostering a shared vision within the workplace, strategic leaders cultivate a sense of purpose and alignment. Furthermore, they deftly develop comprehensive plans that serve as roadmaps for successfully reaching their desired destination.

Leadership transcends the mere attainment of short-term goals; it requires a profound understanding of both the organization’s future and the strategic landscape in which it operates. An effective leader possesses the ability to step back, evaluate, and consider the bigger picture. By adopting a holistic view encompassing the organization and its environment, leaders can optimally position their teams for long-term success and effectively navigate the challenges that lie ahead.

Join us on this transformative journey as we delve into the intricacies of providing strategic direction. Gain mastery in strategic thinking, envisioning industry trends, formulating actionable plans, creating a compelling team vision, fostering strategic thinking within your team, and resolving team conflict. By the course’s conclusion, you will emerge as a more strategic leader, capable of positioning your organization for sustained excellence in a rapidly evolving business landscape.

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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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5 7 Reviews


by Earl Davis July 26, 2023

I’ve been able to slowly apply some of the concepts from this course in my current position. What’s interesting is while I’ve heard a lot of this before, its the way it’s presented and examples given that has allowed me to go from theory to practice almost immediately.

by Tomas Carlos December 12, 2022

I though this course was an excellent framework for developing strategy, vision and empowering my team. I especially enjoyed the review of the vision provided by Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy in their speeches. Finally, I believe the exercise on Core Values was great, I had trouble determining three people I didn’t like, and why. Great course.

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.