Strategic Leadership

Develop an advanced strategic mind


While many managers seek to develop proficiency in “Strategy” or “Leadership,” this innovative new program is the springboard where both fields intersect. On the one hand, long-term imagining and problem-solving – on the other hand, collaboration and communication. The outcome is enhanced strategic decision making and increased individual and team performance.

You will dive into strategic management best practices and how they can be used to create synergy with diverse individuals and teams from across the organization. Strategic leadership provides an “experiential laboratory” environment where added-value soars, creativity and innovation flow and new business models and competitive advantage can emerge.

Key Benefits & Takeaways

  • Create more value by refining your strategic decision-making abilities and awareness
  • Energize the performance of your team by understanding and creating the conditions for “flow”
  • Use innovative “strategic thinking” models and concepts to create or reimagine business models
  • Learn to take multi-stakeholder strategic decisions in a shorter period of time
  • Challenge yourself, others and existing organizational strategies, processes, assumptions and mindsets
  • Learn to sense, nurture and drive emerging and generative change opportunities
  • Ensure your organization remains competitive and generates shareholder value over the long-term

This program is designed for mid- to upper-level managers and individual contributors looking to improve capabilities in strategic thinking and relational intelligence. The content applies to all types of organizations from small businesses to multinationals in both private and public sectors. This is an excellent next step for those who have completed the Strategic Planning and Execution program (though it is not a pre-requisite to join).

The registration fee includes facilitation by our highly-rated faculty members, a comprehensive workbook, results-oriented exercises, seminar supplies, meal service (breakfast, lunch and breaks) and a certificate of completion from the McGill Executive Institute.

Topics covered during the program

  • Creating synergy: the spark between the strategic and people sides of an organization
  • Challenging yourself and others to move outside their comfort zone
  • Learning from the past, present and future
  • Revisiting the 5i strategic planning process, strategic assumptions and mindsets

  • The Strategic Mind
  • An “ideal” strategic decision-making process
  • The O-A-R Model
  • The five key factors of “Emergent” strategic decision-making
  • Bringing more awareness and presence to your long-term outlook and short-term decision-making

  • The “Flow” of Leadership
  • Applying the “Flow Cycle” to management, leadership and to the “day-to-day”
  • The Social Field: Creating the right conditions for flow within your organization
  • Accessing our three brains

    Agility and Adaptability
  • Using Contrarian assumptions
  • The 4 Quadrants of sustainable value-creation

  • Strategic Change Leadership
  • The four dispositions
  • Conversation and Decision-making as a Core Business Process

  • Competitive Leadership
  • The 5i business model canvas
  • 360o organization sustainability

  • Taking Action
  • Strategy as Guiding Principles
  • The principles of the 3-5 Strategic Horizons
  • Rapid prototyping

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McGill Executive Institute
1001 Sherbrooke St. West,
6th floor
Montreal, QC H3A 1 G5

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The professor is very knowledgeable about strategy, providing relevant, insightful information, case studies and live examples.
Annette Goulet
IBM Canada – Global Business Partner Leader