The Art of Strategic Thinking: Getting Execution Right


The ability to focus day-to-day decisions through the lens of the total enterprise is critical to make maximum use of resources while building a competitive edge. This workshop takes your team through a fast paced interactive experience to apply strategic thinking within your organization.

On-Demand With Your Team at Your Location

Working as members of cross-functional teams, participants experience the benefits with interactions that relate to their enterprise while understanding their role as a strategic thinker. Facilitating the workshop onsite at your location eases the impact to your workday.

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thinking-strategicallyGuide teams and individuals through a process of cultivating a culture of strategic thinking.

Breakout sessions with questions and discussions.

Each attendee receives:

  • Thinking Strategically – Pocket Mentor. 2010. Boston, MA, Harvard Business Press by David J. Collis.
  • Course Study Guide with slides, tools and exercises.
  • Advance online Strategic Thinking Individual Self-Assessment and results.

Strategy Management Group designed this professional development seminar for Commonwealth Edison at the request of DePaul University.

This workshop was designed to facilitate strategic change through improved cross-functional communication.

The content of the Individualized Strategic Thinking “Self-Assessment” was developed by Harvard Business Press.

This course is recommended for:

  • Leaders who want to know and appreciate the differences between strategic thinking, strategic management and day-to-day work.
  • Leaders seeking more innovative solutions from their business units, including the ability to align behind and execute the business strategy.
  • Members of a cross-functional team to apply strategic frameworks and management tools in support of the organization.


Morning Session:

  • Teams assemble in “functional units”
  • Introductions and instructional objectives
  • Overview of strategic thinking with discussion
  • Step 1 – Seeing the big picture
  • Step 2 – Articulating strategic objectives
  • Strategic environment – executive presentation
  • Facilitated Q&A
  • Breakout discussion #1
  • Review related strategic management templates
  • Step 3 – Identify relationships, patterns and trends
  • Breakout discussion #2

Afternoon Session:

  • Review related strategic management templates
  • Step 4 – Get creative
  • Step 5 – Analyze information
  • Breakout discussion #3
  • Review related strategic management templates
  • Step 6 – Prioritize your actions
  • Step 7 – Make trade-offs
  • Breakout discussion #4
  • Review related strategic management templates
  • Individual value propositions (Dyad teams)
  • Review related strategic management templates
  • Communications and Change management
  • Review related strategic management templates

Free 5-Minute Assessment