Strategy is not something reserved for so-called “top” management. There are plenty of examples of regular employees coming up with ideas that changed their company. But here our intention is less ambitious: to recognize that every manager has to think strategically in his/her job, whether it be a sales manager finding a new approach to reach customers, or a hockey coach figuring out how to beat a rival team. One way to do it is to “see it”. This session will not make you a strategic thinker. No session or a book can do that. But it can enhance the strategic capabilities you already have—we all have some! The objectives for this topic are to:
- Better understand what strategic thinking is.
- Enhance your capacity to “see” strategic issues.
- Work as a group in addressing some of your key strategic issues.