Key Take Outs
In a day full of tips, suggestions, ideas and methods, Graham Kenny lays out what he’s learned about strategy over the years from his experience as a manager, director, consultant, Harvard Business Review author and academic. You’ll leave knowing you’ve heard the right stuff from a thought leader and subject expert.
In today’s digital and social-media world, being able to understand and design effective strategy is more important than ever. Disruption has become commonplace.
The problem that many organisations face is that managers at all levels lack the tools or time to think and plan strategically. As a result, a business becomes reactive and lets opportunity slip quietly by.
Coping with today’s complex environment requires:
- A simple and effective way to pull together objective setting (with measures), strategy design and strategy execution
- A clear understanding of what strategy is and how to design it
- Simple rules to make strategy stick via effective execution.
- Group learning from experienced delegates
- Interactive workshop format
- Active learning
- Detailed manual
Step-by-step you’ll be shown how to design and execute strategy that will find your edge and boost performance.
All managers interested in boosting their unit’s or organisation’s performance by developing:
- better thinking around future direction and competitiveness;
- a clearer view of what business strategy can deliver;
- how to execute a plan simply and effectively.
You’ll leave knowing that you’ve heard the “right stuff” from a global thought leader and practitioner, Dr Graham Kenny, Australia’s only regular author in the Harvard Business Review.
This fresh look at strategy will open your eyes to a simple way to develop and implement a plan that will boost the performance of your organisation or business unit.
The practical and proven methods can be applied to any group, organisation or sector. Businesses, government enterprises and agencies as well as not-for-profit organisations will benefit greatly from these practical and proven methods.
Developing business strategy is devilishly difficult. It gets bogged down in goals, objectives, actions, activity, program descriptions – the list goes on. To cut through all this and to make strategy design and strategy execution as simple as possible, Dr Kenny has developed a system called the Strategic Factor System.
This puts these concepts in their proper place and releases you to think strategically and create true strategy to give your business a competitive edge.
The day is divided into three modules. Each involves the major drivers of strategic success. Graham provides advice on how to address the key questions faced in each area.
- Appreciate the 2 drivers of champion organisations
- Separate strategy from objectives and actions
- Apply 4 fundamentals to produce a competitive edge
- Stimulate strategic thinking to promote innovation
- Spot industry inflection points to avoid becoming blindsided
- Employ purpose to focus your organisation’s people
- Identify stakeholders that are key to anchor your strategy
- Develop measurable objectives to drive strategy design
- Use 1 question to design strategic positions
- Apply “what if” to identify a new business model
- Recognise artificial intelligence’s impact on executing strategy
- Follow 5 simple rules for effective strategy execution
- Find the strategic space to avoid being swamped by day-to-day operations
- Get your people committed from design to results
- Produce accountability to make strategy happen
The seminar day opens at 8.30am with registration and coffee. The program starts at 9.00am and concludes at 4.00pm.
Delegates’ Comments about Graham
“Enjoyed it very much. Interesting, informative and useful – great to have all the examples from other industries. Good format and approach.” Susanne Meilenbrock, Clinical Research Manager, Roche Pharmaceuticals
“Very worthwhile seminar that has refocused my approach to strategy. Having completed an MBA recently, this single day was more relevant than a whole week on the subject of strategy and business policy.” Marty Smyth, Planning & Performance Manager, St John Ambulance
“Excellent. Easy to understand. Very practical examples. Well-paced presentation.” Michael Brown, Manager Governance & Strategic Planning, Department of Transport, WA