Strategic Planning: Acing Your Strategy


Russell Cullingworth MBA


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We all know a little about strategy, but do we really understand “Why” and “How” to plan effectively, and the human factor that often causes our planning attempts to fail? Understanding strategic and operational planning is one thing, but successful implementation is entirely another.  Engagement and adoption by others is key to making your strategy work.  This course reveals the essential issues involved in strategy and planning, most often people issues.

Using real-world examples, case-studies and discussions with experts, this 2-part audio course will provide an engaging and thought provoking look at why planning is so important and why most managers and leaders fail to plan effectively.

EXPERT INTERVIEWS: Thanks to our experts:
Marshall Goldsmith renowned Executive Coach, Speaker, Author
Mark Goulston Top America psychiatrist, Author, Corporate Trainer
Robert Gilfoyle  Expert in Planning, Strategy and Digital Transformation

LEARNING OUTCOMES: In this course, you will learn
•   The importance of looking ahead
•   How to create a compelling vision 
•   SWOT and Advanced SWOT models
•   Why organizations fail to plan effectively
•   How poor communication, jargon and politics get in the way
•   A better understanding of Michael Porter's 5 forces
•   The 6-stage strategic planning cycle and important feedback loop
•   The Strategic Accountability Reporting (STAR) Framework
•   Why your Accountant can be your best strategic early-warning system

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"The Audio format is excellent and the supporting handouts are great... awesome course and layout!"

"I have completed several courses using ProDio. It is an effective and convenient way to complete professional development courses. This course was particularly interesting and well done."

"Fantastic progression through strategy - also gave me tools to help me with the "how to" which I've struggled with in my firm and personally."

"I really enjoyed the course. The materials were well presented and never felt boring. I liked the modulized approach as I can do the course throughout the day in between meetings or tasks as needed. Fantastic stuff!"

"Fantastic online course which easily exceeded my expectations. Presentation style and module makeup made it easy to get through the materials step by step. Very well done!"

"Excellent quality course, exceeding my expectations due to the depth of content, inclusion of pros and cons, and examples provided to drive home the concepts."


2.07 Hours

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