Business Series

Strategic Leadership: Strategic Thinking vs Strategic Planning

Strategic leadership refers to a leader's competency in establishing an organization's direction. There is a difference between strategic thinking and strategic planning, and in this course, we will look at what exactly those differences are.
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  • Delivery Methods

    Self-paced Training
    Instructor-led Training
  • Takeaways

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What  is this about?

Leadership is made up of different components. Some leaders are good at what they do, while others have an eye for detail and like to plan ahead. However, a truly great leader always has a strategy in mind—that's what we call strategic leadership.

The role of the strategic leader is becoming increasingly important in today's society as organizations strive to improve their effectiveness and meet the ever-changing needs of customers, employees, and other stakeholders.

It is also believed that strategic thinking and planning are two sides of the same coin. However, these approaches are actually quite different and should be understood carefully. Learning the difference between strategic thinking and strategic planning will help you develop as a leader in your organization. In this course, we will look at what exactly those differences are!

Course Overview

Introduction to
Strategic Leadership

What's the most important skill you need to be an effective leader? It's not charisma, influence, or experience – although all of those are important.
It's strategy!

Making Strategic Decisions

Everyone has different views on what makes a good decision and how it should be made. Sometimes this can lead to confusion. You need to think more strategically to come up with a good one.

Strategic Planning
Frameworks and Models

The ability to make strategic decisions doesn't just require knowledge but also a planning process. Having the right frameworks in place can ensure you draw upon the right information when making decisions

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the main functions  and roles played by strategic leaders
  • Learn how strategic leaders create value
  • Know the difference between Strategic Thinking and Strategic Planning
  • Use different frameworks when making decisions or solving problems

Who Should Attend?

  • Leaders, executives, and decision-makers who want to succeed and grow their leadership tenure
  • Professors, students, managers, and entrepreneurs who want to improve their leadership skills, further their careers, or lead teams

Course Outline

Meet the Instructor

BlackStorm Consulting

BlackStorm Consulting is a Singapore-based business consultancy firm specialises in corporate strategy and market entry in Southeast Asia. We scale businesses through closing strategic gaps that hinder companies from reaching their potential. Our clients and connections are internationally present and range from small and medium sized businesses, MNCs, to government agencies.

“Consulting-As-A-Hybrid Service (CAAHS)” is the term coined by our team, where we strive to provide our clients a whole new level of experience in engaging consultants. We put our clients in control of the hiring of consultancy services, in hybrid manners. Benefitting from the beauty of virtual services and physical execution and creating both tangible and intangible results that fast grow your business.
We build solid foundation for our clients across multiple layers and areas of business in an undisruptive way.
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