Building and Implementing Growth Strategies

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Program Description

Strategy drives all business disciplines. Therefore, development of a strategy sense is probably the single most important talent any manager can build and possess. This seminar will help you develop strategic intuition and emphasize application of strategy. It will go beyond the review of the various theories and will generate real ideas that apply to your current and future business.


Objectives

-- Identify the great payoff from strategy


-- How to develop, design, and implement the right strategy


-- Differentiate goals from strategy


--- Define management’s role in strategy


-- Analyze powerful patterns in strategic thinking


-- Identify key data that drives strategy


-- Understand the difference between focus, diversification, and innovation as growth strategies


-- Learn how to focus organizational energy


-- Understand personal and organizational values to help formulate strategy


-- Organize and persuasively communicate strategic messages


-- Develop skills to lead organizations during a time of change by creating a learning culture


-- See and understand how to redesign performance measures to enhance strategy implementation


Who Should Attend

This seminar will benefit anyone involved in implementing strategy at the corporate, business, or functional level in his or her organization. Senior corporate executives to division managers in long-established businesses, as well as entrepreneurs leading smaller firms will find value in attending.


Program Outline


Interplay between Goals, Strategies, and Management

Role of the General Manager

Thinking about Growth Strategies

Developing Growth Strategies

Collecting Data for Growth Patterns

Analyzing Competitor Performance and Patterns

Selecting among Growth Alternatives

Focus on a Growth Strategy

Diversification as a Growth Strategy

Innovation as a Growth Strategy

Strategy as a Process

Focusing Organizational Energy
Attending to Details
Communication and Implementation
Leading Ambidextrous Organizations
Implementation and Strategy Reformulation
The Competitive Advantage of Social Capital

Last updated December 2017

About the School

Since 1898, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Our rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms ... Read More

Since 1898, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Our rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms our students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. We are proud to claim: an unmatched faculty, degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents, a global body of nearly 42,000 accomplished alumni, strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, we share the university's core values that shape our distinctive intellectual culture. At Chicago Booth, we constantly question test ideas and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Six of our faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - a record no other business school has matched. This same culture transforms our graduates into business thinkers superbly equipped to analyze and solve the greatest business challenges. Read less
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