Navigating Complex Challenges

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Program Description

The farther up the corporate ladder you are, the harder it gets.

But sometimes, no matter how long you have been at it, you find a challenge before you that is more complicated than anything you have ever seen.

Maybe you are a CEO in the middle of a merger - and you need to find a way to bring two cultures together. Maybe you are the head of a pharmaceutical company that is bringing a new drug to market. Or maybe you are a physician heading up a large research grant for a university.

You have to bring other people into the picture to find a way.

You need Navigating Complex Challenges.

This program provides leaders with the skills and strategies to tackle complex business challenges that have no clearly identified solution. Over the course of 12 weeks, including three days in the classroom, you will address your own complex challenge, your leadership role in navigating the challenge, and techniques for managing the challenge within the context of your organization.

Outcomes

You will:

Assess your skills as they relate to your workplace and the complex challenge you are facing, and identify organizational factors that contribute to those challenges. Gain strategies for managing in an ambiguous work environment that often requires risk taking - and understand the advantages of collaborative leadership. Develop and apply innovative responses to complex organizational challenges by working with a coach throughout the process on your own complex challenge while developing skills for future challenges. Improve your personal readiness to adapt to changes in the business environment — and increase your effectiveness as the link between strategy and implementation. Gauge longer-term development needs by taking part in a post-process competency assessment. Receive a take-home toolkit to help address future challenges within your organization.

Target Audience


Senior leaders who work across organizational boundaries to address strategic issues — and who are currently facing a complex challenge that defies previously tested approaches.

Last updated Jan 2018

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The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) offers what no one else can: an exclusive focus on leadership education and research and unparalleled expertise in solving the leadership challenges of individ ... Read More

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) offers what no one else can: an exclusive focus on leadership education and research and unparalleled expertise in solving the leadership challenges of individuals and organizations everywhere. We equip clients around the world with the skills and insight to achieve more than they thought possible through creative leadership. What is creative leadership? It's the capacity to think and act beyond the boundaries that limit our effectiveness. Every leader and organization faces obstacles that are difficult to surmount - from corporate executives confronting the complex global marketplace to educators trying to lift student achievement to nonprofit groups and government agencies addressing critical social issues with tight budgets CCL believes that solutions to these challenges exist -- and for nearly 40 years we have helped clients unlock them through creative leadership. We believe leaders are made, not born, and that they can adapt and change. We believe that strong interpersonal skills, grounded in personal reflection and self-awareness, are the key to effective leadership. Read less
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