STRATEGIC THINKING MEANS:
Doing the right things, rather than doing things right.
STRATEGIC PROBLEMS SOLVING MODEL
Direct strategy creation tool is the Strategic Problems Solving Model, based on the theory of Richard P. Rumelt.
This model consists of 3 phases: Challenge Diagnosis, Solution Idea and Coherent Actions. It allows to arrange all data and solve a problem.
RICHARD P. RUMELT
He is one of the most influential people in strategy and management field. According to “The Economist” he is one of the top 25 contributors to management theory and corporate practice alive. “McKinsey Quarterly” called him “the strategist of strategy” and “great mind in the field of strategy”.
His book Good strategy-bad strategy was translated and published in Poland. In it Rumelt disposes of all questionable descriptions and embroiled ways of thinking at the base of too many strategies, instead offering a simple method of creating and implementing an efficient and action-oriented strategy, which works in modern world.
STRATEGICALLY THINKING LEADER – REFERENCES:
Going to Discover Strategy’s „Strategically Thinking Leader” training I’d thought that after 16 years of managerial education in banking area, with many domestic and international courses and workshops, nothing could surprise me.
I couldn’t have been more wrong. Original methods, applying gamification mechanisms, dynamic tempo, trainers’ charisma, interesting case studies, perfect ratio of theory and practice, possibility of instant application of the acquired knowledge – all these make me want to recommend this workshop wholeheartedly.
Monika Sieniawska – Director of Control and Information Department / Bank Zachodni WBK S.A.
The Thinking on the edge game
The „Thinking on the edge” game is a lab for strategic thinking with conditions of turbulence and constantly changing situation.
It requires wisdom and recognition of when to compete and when it makes more sense to build trust which leads to cooperation.
During deliberations participants make use of the strategic tools introduced in lectures.
Participants develop a strategy, which they test during following parts of the game.
The game is played on large touchscreens, tablets and projector, which allow participants to access statistics and data. These are the base for analyses, which enable to adapt strategies to constantly changing conditions.
Ewa CiuhakManager for training and development / AstraZeneca Pharma Poland
Strategically Thinking Leader surpassed our expectations both in how it was run as well as in the effects it brought. Theoretical knowledge allowed us understand the essence of strategic action. Practical workshop gave us analytical tools for creating strategies and skills to use them. Basis, and the biggest advantage of this training is the “Thinking on the Edge” strategic game. It allows, thanks to its perfectly thought out structure, practical strategic thinking skills. (..) Strategically Thinking Leader training is exceptional, because it allows direct application of knowledge into business. I highly recommend this training.
Bogusław MilkaGroup Brand Manager – Strategy & Brand Marketing / JTI Polska
Recently I had the pleasure of participating in Strategically Thinking Leader training, which simply blew my mind. Instead of a typical, boring lecture I took part in a tremendously interesting and engaging tournament. The game was very emotional for me and other participants and it set our minds on fire! (..) This workshop was extremely interesting. Never before have I took part in any training during which participants actually wanted it to last longer and looked forward to the next part or learning. This game was so involving that I was actually sad when it ended. (..)
Justyna Jedlinska-MolendaTalent Development and Training Manager / Polpharma SA Pharmaceutical Works
Discover Strategy conducted 4 sessions of Strategically Thinking Leader training for our managers this year. The trainings received a very enthusiastic feedback with an average of 5,5 (on a 1 to 6 scale) in the structure and content areas; trainers got an over 5,5 mark on the same scale. (..) The participants emphasized how helpful and crucial a strategic thinking skill is in complex decision making process. I highly recommend Discover Strategy as a Professional and committed partner for this type of trainings.
Marek SumiłaSales Director / Żywiec Zdrój S.A.
(..) We have received a method for strategic problems solving, with which in short time we have developed a real-life strategy for next year for sales department. Our team got consolidated and we’ve been cooperating more efficiently ever since. (..)