This course provides practical advice for managers in charge of shaping and executing organizational strategy. The course includes tips for analyzing opportunities, challenges, and the potential consequences of high-level action plans. It also addresses identification of broad patterns and trends, creative thinking, analysis of complex information, and prioritization of actions.
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About Harvard ManageMentor® 10
Presented within a media-rich, interactive design, Harvard ManageMentor® 10 features more than 40 modules with practical advice, downloadable tools, and time-saving tips on key management topics to help managers build skills quickly for an immediate impact on performance. More than two million managers around the world rely on Harvard ManageMentor® and its high-quality management content drawn from foremost practitioners, renowned experts, and business leaders.
About Harvard Business Publishing
Headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts, Harvard Business Publishing is the leading provider of teaching materials for management education. HBP's offerings include:
More than 8,000 case studies, exercises, and industry notes. HBP also distributes case studies from other leading institutions, including Babson College, Darden School of Business, IESE, IMD, Ivey School of Business, Kellogg School of Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and University of Hong Kong.
Harvard Business Publishing Brief Cases. Written by a business professor or industry expert, these cases are rigorous and compact explorations of business dilemmas. 5-7 pages long plus some exhibits, each Brief Case is accompanied by a Teaching Note.
Articles from Harvard Business Review and other top management journals, including Business Horizons, California Management Review, Design Management Institute, and Sloan Management Review.
Harvard Business Press books and chapters from leading authors, accompanied in many cases by syllabi and case listings to help instructors integrate books into courses.
eLearning programs including online simulations and courses.
This course provides you with a lifelong peer-to-peer learning opportunity through a specific Performance Group created within the Career Ed Lounge, a learning community of career education professionals. This allows you to learn and share with your peers at any time you want, even after you complete the course.
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Understand what strategic thinking is and why it's valuable.
Recognize the personal traits, behaviors and attitudes, and cognitive capacities that strategic thinkers demonstrate.
View strategic thinking as a process.
Apply seven strategic thinking skills- seeing the big picture; clarifying strategic objectives; identifying relationships, patterns, and trends; thinking creatively; analyzing information; prioritizing your actions; and making trade-offs.
Can Start Anytime
Self-paced (within course enrollment timeframe)
4 Hours of Activities
Study Course Content
Pass ALL Required Quizzes
Certificate of Completion
4 Hours of Continuing Education
Available for download at the end of the course
This course provides a Certificate of Completion with 4 hours of continuing education credits.
This course provides credit toward the Certified Higher Education Professional (CHEP) credential in the following specialization area(s):
CHEP in Leadership
This course provides credit toward the continuing education requirements for CHEPs in all areas of specialization.