Applied Strategic Thinking presentation - Session 1

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Unformatted text preview: A P P L I E D S T R A T E G I C T H I N K I N MGMT 551 APPLIED STRATEGIC THINKING MBA Elective course UST, Hong Kong Chris Doran A P P L I E D S T R A T E G I C T H I N K I N MGMT 551 APPLIED STRATEGIC THINKING SESSION 1 What is Applied Strategic Thinking? A P P L I E D S T R A T E G I C T H I N K I N This course will provide you with the opportunity to By the end of this course, you will have the ability to contribute to top managements strategic conversations enhance your ability to think strategically practice thinking in a team learn how to craft a robust strategic plan immediately apply the thinking and skills learnt to an organisation you currently (or have) work(ed) in Objective of the Course A P P L I E D S T R A T E G I C T H I N K I N We will test that we reach this objective through your final project assignment: A memo to your boss (or ex-boss) proposing a new initiative, backed up with strategic analysis And I hope most of you will send it! By the end of this course, you will have the ability to contribute to top managements strategic conversations Objective of the Course A P P L I E D S T R A T E G I C T H I N K I N Why is Applied Strategic Thinking important? Your World Your Organisation Your Career Your Skills A P P L I E D S T R A T E G I C T H I N K I N Answer the question: What is Applied Strategic Thinking? Objective of todays session Create the foundation for a successful course A P P L I E D S T R A T E G I C T H I N K I N Practicing how to think strategically as a team and applying strategic thinking to your organisation Applied Strategic Thinking Selective NOT Comprehensive Practical NOT Irrelevent Building Thinking Skills NOT Knowledge THINK! THINK!! THINK!!! A P P L I E D S T R A T E G I C T H I N K I N Knowledge + Thinking skills + Interpersonal skills RATIONAL ANALYTICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION TEAMWORK DIALOGUE Applied Strategic Thinking A P P L I E D S T R A T E G I C T H I N K I N You will be practicing helping your team-mates think strategically Form your own teams of 5 over the break and tell me the names I will allocate anyone left over on Tuesday after add/drop RATIONAL ANALYTICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION TEAMWORK DIALOGUE Applied Strategic Thinking A P P L I E D S T R A T E G I C T H I N K I N Overview of course - Style Everyone is expected to participate ACTIVELY in every session CASE DISCUSSION: Apply strategic thinking together ASSIGNMENT: Applying what is learnt each week to your organisation SHARING INSIGHTS: Benefiting from others experiences CLASS EXERCISE: Practicing applying in a team To apply strategic thinking successfully, interpersonal and team skills are at least as important as concepts and frameworks....
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