An intensive professional development training course on

Strategic Decision Making
for Leaders

Developing Critical Thinking Skills
in the Face of Risk and Uncertainty

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Why Choose this Training Course?

The Structure

This comprehensive training course consists of two modules which can be booked as a 10 Day Training event, or as individual, 5 Day training courses.

Module 1: Strategic Decision-Making Models for Managers

Module 2: Building My Leadership Philosophy

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes speaker input, facilitated discussion, syndicate work and practical exercises, videos, self-tests, all with an emphasis on delegate involvement throughout.

The Course Content

Module 1 - Strategic Decision-Making Models for Managers
Day One: Effective Decision Making
  • Define decision making
  • Rational v emotional decision making
  • Individual v Collective
  • The science behind decisions
  • Avoiding decision making
  • Psychological biases
Day Two: Decision Models
  • Process of decision making
  • Kepner Tregoe
  • Decision trees
  • Other tools
  • Intuition: thinking fast and slow
  • Neuroscience – the brain is not 2 halves
Day Three: Problem Analysis/ Problem Solving
  • Types of problems
  • Problem solving process
  • Question bursts
  • Solving complex problems
  • Who makes decisions?
  • Getting consensus
Day Four: Managers and Decision-Making
  • Strategic decision making
  • Understanding the environment
  • Variables in strategy development
  • Option development/option selection
  • Delivering multiple goals, agendas, objectives
  • Building a strategic planning framework
Day Five: Engaging & Empowering Staff
  • The paradox: compliance v creativity
  • Agile decision making
  • What if mistakes occur?
  • Strategic drift
  • Decisions at an inflection point
  • Review and action planning
Day Six: Early Leadership and Rise of Trait Theory
  • Early Leadership history
  • Values, beliefs and development of early leadership
  • The rise and fall of Trait Theory
  • The ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ of Trait Theory
  • The re-emergence of Trait Theory and its relevance today
  • Case Studies, scenarios and practical exercises
Module 2 - Building My Leadership Philosophy
Day Seven: Behavioural, Style, Situational and Contingency Theory
  • Behaviour and Style concepts of leadership
  • Learning how to become a leader
  • How Situational & Contingence theories developed
  • The style of action based upon situational variables
  • The action based upon the follower’s style and variables
  • Case Studies, scenarios and practical exercises
Day Eight: Functional and Integrated Psychological Theory
  • Functional behaviours that contribute to organizational effectiveness
  • Efficient vs. Effective leadership
  • Influencing your organization with strict moral codes
  • Ethical & Moral Leadership
  • Psychological theory, using the old and adding “leadership presence”
  • Case Studies, scenarios and practical exercises
Day Nine: Transactional, Transformational and Leader–Member Exchange Theory
  • The Transactional leader who holds power and control over employees
  • Rewards and punishments
  • Transformational style that can inspire positive changes
  • Improving process and leading innovation
  • Leader-Member relationship between leaders and followers
  • Case Studies, scenarios and practical exercises
Day Ten: Emotions Intelligence and Neo-Emergent Theory
  • Recognize their own emotions and those of others
  • Adapting to environments to achieve one's goal
  • Emotional intelligence for good interpersonal communication
  • Neo-Emergent style based on creating a collaborative culture
  • Dramatically increasing innovation and profit
  • Case Studies, scenarios and practical exercises

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course


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