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604 How & Why to Implement a Strategic Thinking Program for Senior Leaders

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Wednesday, December 6

Do the senior leaders in your organization struggle with thinking strategically? Do they even know what it means to think strategically? To move leaders’ thinking beyond the day-to-day, you may need to implement a program that provides tangible instruction and tools that will enable your senior leaders to prepare for the future.

This session provides an overview of a strategic thinking program for senior leaders with an emphasis on innovation and people-centered management. We’ll start our discussion with a focus on personal and company values that form the leaders’ perspectives. We’ll then dive into topics such as foresight, identifying weaknesses in the company, third-order impacts of decision making, and the “motive for leaders.” You’ll learn about the processes and challenges our organization faced in implementing this program, and you’ll discover some useful tools and references that you can use to create a similar program in your organization.

In this session you will learn:

  • How a strategic thinking program was implemented in a manufacturing company
  • How to structure complex learning topics for senior leaders
  • Activities, tools, and references you can use to design a similar program in your organization

James Holcomb

Manager - Content Design and Development

Daikin Comfort Technologies

James Holcomb is a manager at Daikin Comfort Technologies and has spent several years designing and developing manager and leadership development programs for all levels of the company. A lifelong learner with four master’s degrees, he is currently working toward a doctorate in leadership. While leadership development is an interest to James, his passion is the cognitive processing that takes place in the leader-follower relationship.