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  • Program Name

    Strategic Thinking and Leadership for Engineers

  • Duration

    5 days

Description

Professional engineers are credited with strong problem solving skills and analytical abilities.  Often they are promoted to leadership positions because they are good in doing their job. There is an expectation that brilliance in technical disciplines will translate to leadership excellence overnight. It is however not the same and new leaders soon find out that they need different skills and knowledge to address managerial challenges to lead, inspire and motivate people to perform at their best.This Strategic Thinking and Leadership for Engineers training course has been specifically developed to build on skills and knowledge of professional engineers to expand and develop strong leadership and strategic thinking capabilities within a complex and fast changing industry. With a balanced mix between strategic analysis, leadership and management, it will help participants expand their mindset and acquire specific practical leadership skills.

Objectives

  • Appreciate the importance of leadership and strategic thinking in complex business environment
  • recognize the difference between management and leadership
  • Assess and apply a range of leadership theories
  • Apply a structured framework for strategic analysis and implementation
  • Understand and apply key tools and techniques used in strategic management
  • Identify and assess strategic options
  • Understand the principles of effective implementation of strategy
  • Effectively manage stakeholders and deal with organizational change
  • Recognize the importance of leadership mindset and personal leadership
  • Enhance the leadership skills including setting direction, aligning people, motivating and inspiring
  • Understand the role of the leader in building an effective team
  • Develop communication and human interaction skills to effectively influence and empower people
  • Appreciate the differences in leadership and communication styles
  • recognize and mitigate irrational influences on human behavior
  • Improve group decision processes
  • Practice a tried and tested approach for influential business communication