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Strategic Thinking

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Strategic thinking is a critical skill for leaders. Learn how to think strategically in order to effectively guide the direction of your teams and solve key business problems.

Strategic thinking is the ability to think on a big and small scale, long and short term, and into the past and the present. While strategic thinking is a valuable skill for everyone in an organization, it becomes increasingly essential as you ascend the ladder. In fact, you may have a difficult time being promoted or succeeding as a leader without it. Yet, no one formally teaches strategic thinking—so it's critical to take the initiative and learn how to do it yourself. This course teaches managers and leaders how to use strategic thinking to guide the direction of their teams and come up with solutions to key business problems. Career and personal branding expert Dorie Clark shows you how to carve out time to think about strategy, gather data, learn from the past, create a vision for the future, and implement strategic thinking within your team.


  • Welcome to strategic thinking
1. Setting the Stage for Strategic Thinking
  • Embrace the strategic thinking mindset
  • Strategy: Not just for corporations
  • The sequence of strategy
  • Make time to be strategic
2. Developing Your Strategic Thinking
  • Consider the future and learn from the past
  • How to create an informed strategy
  • Practicality: Get real about your strategy
3. Implementing Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic thinking with your team
  • Measure your success
  • Strategic thinking is an ongoing process
  • The limits of strategy
  • Make strategic thinking a habit

Taught by

Dorie Clark

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