12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New York: Creating and Implementing Breakthrough Strategy
Creating and Implementing Breakthrough Strategy
A Program of the Alumni Academy
Friday, May 18, 2012 from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Uris Hall, 116th and Broadway, New York, New York
Cost: $150 (Please register early. Space is limited.)
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Organizations create their futures through the strategies they pursue. In today's dynamic environment the old, static "strategy as planning" methods no longer work. Leaders must shift gears to an agile "strategy as learning" approach that will enable enterprises to sense and rapidly respond to change on a continuous basis. Slogans and exhortations are not enough. Leaders need a simple and practical process for creating and implementing winning strategies -- one that has been shown to work in the real world.
This half-day course will introduce alumni to a practical process called Strategic Learning which is being successfully applied by major corporations around the world. During this half-day session, alumni leaders will wrestle with the following professional questions:
- What is strategy and why do we need it?
- What essential decisions must strategy produce for my team/firm? How are these different from planning?
- Why is strategy everyone's job?
- What is the best process for creating winning strategies and implementing them effectively?
- How can alumni leaders turn this process into an organizational capability
Professor William Pietersen, Professor of the Practice of Management, Columbia Business School
This class is part of the newly launched Alumni Academy, a series of executive level mini-courses taught by Columbia Business School Faculty. Lunch and a networking cocktail hour are included. Participants will emerge more capable of addressing today's business challenges and will fine-tune the leadership skills needed to continue to move forward in their career.