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Visionary Leadership and Strategic Change



In recent years we have experienced a rapid rate of change, with technological advances working hand in hand with globalisation to make dramatic changes to the way that businesses operate.

New challenges have made it vitally important to be an aware and purposeful leader of change.

This programme has been designed to expose business leaders to modern approaches which will allow them to shape the future of their organisations and display the principles of visionary leadership.

Who should attend

This thought-provoking course is designed for Leaders, Directors, Managers, and decision-makers interested in the processes surrounding strategic thinking, planning and implementation.


Visionary Leadership

  • Principles of Visionary Leadership
  • Defining leadership competencies
  • VUCA World (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity)
  • Creating a personal vision statement
  • Strategic thinking vs operational reality

Strategic management

  • Fundamentals of Strategic management
  • Recognising the need for organisational shift
  • Strategic analysis
    • P.E.S.T.L.E.
    • McKinsey’s 7 S model
    • Mega Trends
  • Evaluation of information
  • Creating the strategy

Strategy implementation

  • Formulating your approach for implementation
  • Defining Initiatives and KPIs
  • Setting company-wide objectives
  • Defining a roadmap for change
  • Setting and communicating objectives and expectations

Preparing the organisation for continuous change

  • Implementing Lean systems and tools for change
  • An overview looking at key tools and techniques and the impact they have
    • 8 Wastes
    • Lean office
  • John Kotter's The 8-Step Change Model
    • Influencing current thinking on organisational change
  • Why people resist change
    • Appreciating the psychological aspects of change 

Communicating sustainability and managing conflict

  • Communication strategies
  • Understanding sustainability communication
  • Tools for sustainability communication
    • Interpersonal skills, creativity and a diverse mix of media
  • Role of managing conflict in the workplace
  • Conflicting styles and behaviours
  • Strategies for handling conflict and proposing ideas for resolution

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:


  • Use advanced strategic thinking
  • Develop strategic plans
  • Identify and set clear objectives
  • Develop effective leadership skills
  • Understand and utilise the importance of clear and defined vision
  • Identify performance targets and opportunities through their own leadership style
  • Appreciate the importance of leadership communication and influence
  • Identify the tools for continuous improvement and change
  • Eliminate barriers for effective communication
  • Lead the change process and motivate staff
  • Manage the change process
  • Identify and manage conflict resolution

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