Strategic Thinking and Execution for Top Management - May 12-14, 2015

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm Download PDF
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  • Introduction

    Effective execution is often the ‘missing link’ between having a good strategy and exhibiting good performance.

    This programme focuses on understanding the key elements of strategy and examining how companies can align the different elements of their organisational architecture to successfully execute that strategy. The programme will also look at the current level of a company's execution capabilities and explore ways of developing it to a higher level through short-term and long-term actions. As a participant, you will learn the skills needed to bridge the gap between strategy formulation and strategy execution.

    The programme consists of two broad parts:
    The first part shall provide frameworks and practical tools needed to formulate strategies that help companies achieve competitive advantage and growth on a sustainable basis

    The second part of the programme will examine some of the primary obstacles companies face in executing the strategies they have formulated, and provide an overview of the main organisational elements that companies must address to implement their strategies effectively

    Participants in the programme will use case studies, caselets, videos and collaborative exercises to appreciate the principles and drivers of effective strategy formulation and execution

  • Audience

    This programme is designed for any top leaders responsible for the formulation and execution of strategy in their organisations, including CEOs and strategic business unit heads.

  • Faculty
    Dr. Shailendra Raj Mehta:

    is Visiting Professor at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and at the Business Policy at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A). He is also the Academic Director of Duke Corporate Education (Duke University's Custom Corporate Education arm).

    His BA and MA are from Delhi University (St. Stephen's College and Delhi School of Economics respectively), his M.Phil. is from Balliol College, Oxford, and his Ph.D. is from Harvard.

    Prior to that he was at Purdue University for 16 years, where he taught Economics and Strategic Management.

    He has done extensive research in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Industrial Organisation, Information Economics and Experimental Economics. His research was the subject of a full-length review by the Economist. He has also doneground breaking work in the area of Synthetic Economies by creating the most comprehensive framework for agent based research using a combination of human and artificial agents. This technology, called SEAS, or Synthetic Environments for Analysis and Simulations, has been used by various public and private sector agencies as well as by researchers in Economics, Management, Computer Science and Psychology. The technology is currently being used to model Homeland Security Issues worldwide and has been adopted as a standard by the US government. He has been on nearly two dozen doctoral dissertation committees.

    He is also an award winning teacher, having successfully taught undergraduate, masters and doctoral students. He has been awarded one of Purdue University's highest awards, the Class of 1922 Award for Teaching, Innovation and Helping Students Learn.

    For six years he led Purdue's Entrepreneurship Initiative as part of which he organised the flagship Entrepreneurial Competition and in the process worked with over two hundred teams of students on their business plans, several of whom went on to get venture funding. The programme that he set up was rated among the top five such programmes in the world.

    Over the years, Dr. Mehta has consulted with and taught senior executives at Black Management Forum of South Africa, IBM, Eli Lilly, Genpact, Honeywell, Infosys, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, Microsoft, P&G and Pricewaterhouse Coopers among others. He has conducted long range scenario planning, envisioning and simulation exercises with a wide variety of executives in government and in industry.

  • Topics

    Strategic Thinking: Understanding and leveraging the frameworks

    • The Porter and the Hambrick/Frederickson Frameworks
    • Core Competence
    • Blue Ocean Strategy
    • Disruptive Innovation
    Rethinking Your Business Model
    • The Dimensions of Business Models
    • Designing a usiness Model
    • From Business Model to business reality
    Strategic Entrepreneurship - how to have a Value Creation Mindset Effective Strategy Execution
    • Culture of Execution
    • Stakeholder Management
    • Importance of Communication
    • Crisis Management
  • Benefits
    Lerning Objectives:
    • A clear, conceptual framework to assess the competitive environment and craft strategies to stay ahead
    • Understanding of the trade-offs involved in developing winning strategies
    • Skills to identify the cognitive and practical obstacles which hinder the execution of winning strategies
    • Key concepts of successful strategy execution
    • Ability to create an appropriate organisational architecture and culture which facilitates the execution of a chosen strategy
  • Fees
    PKR 3,50,000/participant:
    • 10% Discount for 2 or more than 2 participants from the same organisation
    • 15% Discount for 5 or more than 5 participants from the same organisation
    • Fees includes ISB & IBA joint workshop certificate, course material, lunch, refreshments and business networking dinner.
    • Only the participants will be allowed for the duration of the programme. Spouse family and staff will not be permitted to join the participants.
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