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Business Strategy and Leadership are inextricably linked and Strategy is no longer a once-a-year process that creates a five-year plan to be placed in a three-ring binder and put on the shelf.  Business Strategy and Leadership are about planning, yes, but they are also about Execution.  “Planning without Execution is Hallucination”, said an IBM executive.

In this course, you will gain valuable strategic insight regardless of industry, business maturity, or current business turbulence and how to apply these insights based on the factors impacting your own business. Topics covered include:

  • The key traits of successful Chief Strategists and what this role should and should not entail
  • The 10 "universal truths" of business strategy
  • How to take MBA lessons, great models, and exceptional concepts and put them into play in the real world
  • Strategy lessons we can learn from everyday sources…At the Movies, On the Farm, On Shark Tank, From Hell’s Kitchen and From the Bible.

Designed to be engaging but impactful, this course speaks directly to CFO’s, business executives, and those who aspire to C-level careers as it uses engaging parables to impart hard-earned wisdom pertaining to business strategy and leadership development.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how to facilitate the strategic creation and execution of strategies at your organization
  • Identify ways to play a leadership role in monitoring and augmenting business strategies
  • Recognize how to establish clear accountability, metrics and milestones for business strategies

25 Reviews (69 ratings)Reviews

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This was a great overview that opened my mind and provided me tools to use in the future. I intend to listen to this a few more times to pick up more tips to be more effective in the future!
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Anonymous Author
I found this course to be very interesting. It is well structured and well presented and held my attention for the duration of the presentation.
5
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This was an excellent high-level overview of strategy and planning. I definitely gained some additional perspective.
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The tools of business strategy were presented in a way that was easy to grasp, making good use of real-life examples.
4
Member's Profile
I liked the course and learned about being a strategist. Aspiring finance leaders would get most from the course.
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Anonymous Author
Great overview with practical advice on things to consider in crafting a strategy for the business.
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Anonymous Author
I like the addition of the 'gold nuggets' as a way to highlight key points
5
Member's Profile
I liked how the concepts were presented with a different perspective.
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Anonymous Author
Patrick made the presentation memorable with his lists and acronyms.
5
Anonymous Author
Great strategy summary. Interesting presentation.
5
Member's Profile
Good information presented in an engaging style.
5
Anonymous Author
Interesting topic and discussion for all levels.
5
Anonymous Author
Great course - easy to follow and great examples
5
Anonymous Author
Good intro to principles. High level overview.
5
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Well presented with good supporting materials
5
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Great ideas and insights
4
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Soft skill driven talent
4
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A common sense reminder.
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Anonymous Author
Excellent presentation!
5
Member's Profile
Very clear examples!
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Anonymous Author
Helpful tips
4
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great class!
5
Anonymous Author
good topic
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Good
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Anonymous Author
Nice

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Exposure to corporate strategy

 

Advanced Preparation: None

 

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 ext. 106, or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
Business Strategy & Leadership
  16:06Strategy and Leadership Tools
  10:20Strategies Under Uncertainty
The Summaries
  22:42First Summary - "10 Universal Truths"
  3:34Second Summary - "Lessons Learned"
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Business Strategy & Leadership
  PDFBusiness Strategy & Leadership Glossary/Index
REVIEW & TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM