Ch 1: Characteristics of Strategic Thinking in Business

About This Chapter

Help your employees think of the bigger picture by including this chapter laying out the definition and importance of strategic thinking in their organizational training regimen. Have your staff complete the chapter test to reinforce key concepts.

Characteristics of Strategic Thinking in Business - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors boost your corporate training program with an introduction in the basic concepts of strategic thinking. We highlight some definitions related to the topic and discuss the importance of strategic thinking within an organization with video lessons on:

  • Business applications for strategic thinking
  • Attributes of strategic thinkers
  • Strategic thinking as a habit

These informative lessons are delivered by expert business instructors and supply critical knowledge in a succinct, enjoyable form. You can use the assessments both as checks on understanding and as fodder for group discussion.

How It Helps

  • Expands vision: Managers who gain a thorough understanding of the role of strategic thinking in the business will actively push their team to think broader and with more ownership of their work.
  • Informs risk-taking: Risk management is more useful than risk aversion for long-term growth, and teaching employees to consider the long view in their risk assessments will lead to greater balance and success.
  • Activates talent: Great ideas often come from small places, and these videos will help draw that talent out of your staff.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, your employees will be able to:

  • Define strategic thinking in business and provide examples
  • Describe and apply the five attributes expressed in strategic thinking
  • Develop strategic thinking habits

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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