Masterclass in Leadership Thinking – Strategic, Future, Design, Systemic, Analytical, Innovation & Creative Thinking

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Course Overview

As the pace and nature of change increases globally, the complexity of solving problems is becoming a critical competence for leaders. The risk of flawed and short-term, knee-jerk decisions is high and leaders need to develop the ability to think their way through business-critical challenges and opportunities. Simple analysis and experience-based solutions are no longer sufficient for competing on the global stage.
The quality of thinking will determine the quality of decisions and the resulting actions and behaviours. For that reason, we present a powerful and innovative new programme, mainly focused on the cognitive domain (thinking) for leaders. We use an approach of consulting education, ensuring rapid, concrete and lasting ROI from learning & consulting engagements. This exciting programme, typically for larger organisations at senior levels, but suitable for every manager and leader who needs to make important decision, includes the following to support high quality decision-making to navigate complexity.

Key Takeaways

Improved ability to solve complex problems.
Enhanced skills in thinking creatively for competitive advantage.
Clear models and tools on strategy for use in the workplace.
Accelerated innovation through new thinking models.
Tools for anticipating future trends and responding innovatively.

Imperial College London
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Imperial College London is a community of problem-solvers dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the world's biggest challenges. Located in the heart of London, Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges. A science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in learning and research, Imperial furthers its commitment to improving education worldwide through its learning and teaching strategy.

Course Outline

Day 1
Thinking about thinking
→ The role of thinking in successful leadership
→ Getting the most out of your thinking and intelligence
Thinking and emotions
→ Manage the magical combination
→ Use emotions to your advantage and ensure your master your thoughts
Using your brain: Ways to think
→ Use different types of thinking
→ Use the appropriate thinking style for different types of challenges
Day 2
Strategy & Strategic Thinking
→ Employ the InCOME PRESCRIPTS 5i Framework
→ Revitalising your strategy and by thinking like a strategist
→ Opportunity sensing and strategic review
→ Focus on strategic opportunities
→ Access asymmetrrical favorability
→ Identify opportunities for market leadership
Day 3
Design Thinking
→ Think like a designer and design for results
→ Apply the Design Evolution Framework
→ Managers and Leaders as designers
→ Techiques for design
→ Immersion as design process
→ Meet customer needs through intiutive design
Thinking and belief systems
→ Detect and identify your own biases
Day 4
Systems Thinking
→ The need for holistic thinking
→ See and connect the bigger pictures to remove silos
→ Create cohesion through developing contextual intelligence
→ Identify patters
→ Use causal loop diagrams to identify new solution
→ Apply the Top 30 Questions for Complex Adaptive Systems
Future Thinking
→ Develop powers to anticipatory thinking and
→ Start creating the future today with Co-divergent Future Framing
Day 5
Creative Innovation Thinking
→ The rationale for creative thinking
→ Dissolve current problems creatively
→ Sense and create new opportunities for new world challenges
→ Imperatives for innovation
→ Innovation as business culture
→ Innovation processes for competitive advantage

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
Directors, senior managers and leaders
HR and Training Managers and Directors
Members of strategy units
Desk Heads
Members of innovation hubs

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What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +1071 4 1075 5711 or
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.