Critical Thinking & Strategic Planning

Take Your Leaders to the Next Level


As managers progress in their roles, a key skill that will take them to the leadership level is the skill of critical thinking and strategic planning.  This skill takes them from executing to thinking and planning.  Without this skill, managers often get 'stuck' in the management role creating a leadership gap in organizations.  Critical thinking and strategic planning takes the manager from task execution to problem identification, risk analysis, optionality consideration, near, mid and long term consequences, and future solution planning.  The skill focus teaches the manager to think proactively into the future and go from tactical doing to proactive planning.

Course Objectives:

  • Breaking Down Critical Thinking into Problem Solving Steps 

  • Critical Thinking Using the Funnel Process©

  • Determining Key Drivers and Organization of Supporting Actions 

  • Valuing the Consequences of Short-term Decisions, Positive and Negative

  • Balancing Long-term Decision with Prioritized Short-term Actions 

  • Determining the Difference Between Strategy and Tactics 

  • Resource Management and Strategic Planning 

  • Human Capital Workforce Analysis, Planning, Development and Forecastin

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