Strategy for Senior Executives

This In-house programme brings modern strategic thinking and executive experience together to identify and exploit competitive advantage.

Course Overview

Strategy is about establishing guiding principles and policies that establish a clear direction, and formulating detailed strategies to achieve this purpose over the long run. These tasks form an on-going process typically performed in a competitive or otherwise hostile environment. The process is as necessary for a service provider as for a manufacturer, and for a not-for-profit organisation as for a profit based business.

Effective strategy is proactive and interactive, rather than reactive. It integrates a complex pattern of initiatives in which organisational resources and skills are used to exploit opportunities consistent with the defined mission, whilst mitigating anticipated threats. Given imperfect knowledge of the future, good strategic management also enables the organisation to improvise and adapt in the face of unforeseen circumstances.

This In-house programme is a participative process, which brings modern strategic thinking and executive experience together to identify and exploit competitive advantage.

Programme Objectives

Given imperfect knowledge of the future, we show you how good strategic management enables your organisation to improvise and adapt in the face of unforeseen circumstances.

  1. Giving you an In depth appreciation of strategic thinking and decision making
  2. Helping you understand the issues that compromise strategy
  3. Developing your powers of strategic thinking, analysis and judgement

Who should attend?

  • Senior executives
  • Business partners
  • Professionals looking to enhance their strategic thinking
  • Any executive wishing to realign corporate direction through its values and strategic fit

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Your next step is to call us now on +44 (0)20 7729 6677 or email us at info@falconbury.co.uk or use our contact form and find out how we can help. There are no commitments, and if we cannot help our advice and recommendations are free of charge.

Sample Programme

Module one

Introduction to strategy

  • Strategic management thinking and decision-making
  • How strategic management differs from operational management
  • What characterises strategic thinking and strategic decisions?
  • What is strategic risk and how do we exploit opportunities
  • Explore the many, wide ranging issues that comprise strategy and how they may be resolved

Module two

Formulating effective strategies

  • How strategy integrates a complex pattern of initiatives
  • How organisational resources and skills are used to exploit opportunities
  • Being consistent with the defined mission
  • Understanding and mitigating anticipated threats
  • Your knowledge of the future,
  • Enabling the organisation to improvise
  • How to adapt in the face of unforeseen circumstances
  • Defining competitive advantage
  • What part do distinctive capabilities and market positioning play?
  • How can advantage be sustained?
  • Can firms avoid inflexibility and inertia over time?