Executive Leadership & Strategic Thinking

Get the executive leadership skills you need to drive your team’s performance and boost your own career. Develop your strategic mindset to increase the overall success of your strategic plans


Module 1 (3 Days)
Developing Executive Leadership

Key Competencies

  • Executive leadership
  • Coaching, communication and people management
  • Decision-making
  • Business strategy processes
  • Inspiring your team

Learn, Practice and Use

  • Identify and begin to address your leadership challenges
  • Analyse the results of your self-assessment strengths and development needs
  • Relate the components of strategic leadership to your organization
  • Assess your emotional intelligence and its impact on your leadership potential
  • Understand and apply the concepts of strategic leadership
  • Coach employees toward improved performance
  • Discover your personal values and ethics and their influence on your leadership
  • Identify and apply practices that influence motivation and engagement
  • Assess the culture of your organization
  • Create a personal development plan to bolster your executive performance



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My Leadership Journey

  • Identify Your Most Important Leadership Challenges and Insights to Address These Challenges
  • Describe AMA’s Total Professional Model and Leader Level Competencies
  • Identify Your Strengths and Development Needs Based on AMA’s Leader Level Competencies
  • Evaluate the Relationships Between Your Leadership Challenges and Your Assessment Results

Strategic Leadership

  • Describe Leadership and Management Behaviors and Their Relationship to Your Role in Your Organization
  • Define the Elements of Strategic Leadership and a Strategic Plan
  • Focus on the Vision, Mission, and Values for the Area You Lead and Draft the Components
  • Apply the Essence of Goal Setting to Set Goals That Will Be Accomplished
  • Focus on the Significance of Prioritization Based on a Sense of Urgency and Importance

Leveraging Professional Effectiveness

  • Define Emotional Intelligence and Its Importance
  • Identify Your EI Strengths and Development Needs
  • Apply Techniques and Practices to Develop Your Emotional Intelligence
  • Refine Your Strategy and Practice Professional Effectiveness, Communication and Leadership/Executive Presence Skills

Developing the Talents of Others

  • Identify the Relationships Between Work Environment and Individual Factors of Performance
  • Recognize the Relationships Among Strategy and Individual Performance
  • Apply Strategic Leadership Skills to Develop Team Members
  • Practice a Coaching Process to Support Self-Reliant Problem Solving and Personal Accountability

Aligning Organizational Culture and Engagement with Strategy

  • Recognize the Importance of Shaping Organizational Culture
  • Assess the Culture of Your Organization or Team
  • Consider the Alignment of Your Personal Values with the Values of Your Organization
  • Identify the Types of Organizational Cultures and Their Influence on Members
  • Describe the Importance of Leading and Trust with Your Team Members

The Art and Science of Inspirational Leadership

  • Create and Share a Personal Crest That Describes Your Authentic Leadership Attributes
  • Describe the Relationship Between Leadership and Employee Engagement
  • Differentiate Between Recognition and Reward Practices Based on the Personal Preferences of Others (Onsite and Virtually)
  • Identify Actions You Will Take to Create a More Motivating Workplace

Leadership Development Plans

  • Prepare and Plan for Your Continued Leadership Development
  • Complete and Receive Feedback on Your Leadership Development Plan

Module 2 (2 Days)
Strategic Thinking

Key Competencies

  • Strategic thinking processes
  • Understanding influences and relationships in your company
  • Assessing your strategy
  • Generating new ideas
  • Embracing necessary risks

Learn, Practice and Use

  • Explore ways to challenge your assumptions and view your business in a new light
  • Learn and apply different thinking methods to avoid groupthink
  • Control reactive fixes to problems even in an uncertain business environment
  • Generate new ideas and evaluate future scenarios before your competitors do
  • Know when to embrace necessary risk, even if resources and information are limited
  • Learn to create better short-term goals that support long-term strategy
  • Compare and contrast strategic thinking to analytical thinking, critical thinking and inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Recognize and use thinking skills that support imagining new ways of relating to your market and your customers
  • Share your knowledge and challenges with your peers and MCE’s highly experienced faculty


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Context of Strategic Thinking

  • Define Strategic Thinking and Recognise How It Can Be Used in Your Day-to-Day Work
  • Compare and Contrast Strategic Thinking to Analytical Thinking, Critical Thinking, and Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
  • Identify the Characteristics of Strategic Thinkers

Strategic Thinking Process and Skills

  • Explain a Model for Strategic Thinking in Day-to-Day Activities and Work Applications
  • List Skills and Tools That Can Be Used to Support Strategic Thinking

Assess the Current State

  • Identify the Influences and Relationships at Different Levels of an Organization That Can Impact a Strategy
  • Recognise and Identify Patterns of Interaction and Development That Are Likely to Influence the Effectiveness of a Strategy
  • Incorporate Multiple Perspectives on a Possible Strategy, and Assess Different Influences on the Potential Success

Envision a Desired Future State

  • Envision a Desired Future State
  • Recognise and Use Thinking Skills That Support Imagining New Ways of Relating to the Market and Customers

Build Your Path on Paper

  • Identify and Sequence the Multiple Steps to Move from the Current State of the Issue/Opportunity to the Desire Future State
  • Anticipate the Reactions/Responses of Others in the Larger Systems Impacting Your Situation
  • Identify and Conduct Experiments and Tests That Point Your Way Forward

Implement Your Strategic Knowledge and Skills

  • Assess What You Gained from Applying Strategic Thinking Tools to Your Project
  • Anticipate Pitfalls You May Encounter as a Strategic Thinker
  • Create an Action Plan for Development of Strategic Thinking Skills

Dates & Locations

10 Jul – 14 Jul (London)
14 Aug – 18 Aug (Barcelona)
16 Oct – 20 Oct (Amsterdam) 
4 Dec – 8 Dec (London)


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