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Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to      Unleash Your Career  BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE       January 15, 2013           Michel...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career                                   Welcome    ...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career             A Day in the Life of Your Boss   ...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career                              Strategic       ...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career               Characteristics of Strategic   ...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career      Strategic Contribution and Career Develo...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career                       Strategic Abilities    ...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career                   Self Assessment Quiz       ...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career                   Self Assessment Quiz       ...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career                   Self Assessment Quiz       ...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career                   Self Assessment Quiz       ...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career                   Self Assessment Quiz       ...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career                   Self Assessment Quiz       ...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career                   Self Assessment Quiz       ...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career                   Self Assessment Quiz       ...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career          Developing Strategic Abilities      ...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career                    Removing Obstacles    When...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career                   4 Types of Obstacles   • Se...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career        8 Steps to Becoming More Strategic    ...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career             What’s Your Commitment?    • What...
BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career                                 Resources    ...
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  1. 1. Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE January 15, 2013 Michelle Randall, MBA President Enriching Leadership International
  2. 2. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career Welcome • Identification – Defining strategic contribution – Identifying strategic abilities • Implementation – Removing obstacles – 8 steps to becoming more strategic – Your next stepsRandall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 2
  3. 3. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career A Day in the Life of Your Boss - What concerns? - What priorities? - What interruptions/crises? - What’s desired from you?Randall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 3
  4. 4. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career Strategic or Not?Randall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 4
  5. 5. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career Characteristics of Strategic Contribution • What are they and why?Randall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 5
  6. 6. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career Strategic Contribution and Career Development & & & & & Picture& Board& Senior& management& Big& Upper& & & & &CALE& management& Middle& S management& Produc>on& Me Today& & & & & & & & Future& TIME& ORIZON& HRandall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 6
  7. 7. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career Strategic Abilities When asked: “Obstacles I see getting in the way of my managers making an optimal strategic contribution.” Nearly 60% responded “Lacking in strategic abilities.”Randall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 7
  8. 8. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career Self Assessment Quiz Business Understanding Rate yourself: 1=not really, 3=pretty much, 5=yes 1. I understand my company’s goals and how to align with them. 2. I understand customer issues and use that information to provide valuable guidance to account teams. 3. I understand the value of my area of responsibility and align the actions of myself and my team to maximize it. Subtotal your answersRandall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 8
  9. 9. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career Self Assessment Quiz Alliances Rate yourself: 1=not really, 3=pretty much, 5=yes 1. I have a number of great working relationships with people throughout the company. 2. I work in the mutual best interest of myself and my peers in the company. 3. I maximize opportunities to make key influencers in the company look good. Subtotal your answersRandall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 9
  10. 10. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career Self Assessment Quiz Big Picture View Rate yourself: 1=not really, 3=pretty much, 5=yes 1. I make regular critical assessments of what is and what can be for my area of responsibility. 2. I prioritize the work of my team in alignment with the long term of the company. 3. I focus on the future ideal state of my area of responsibility (i.e. growth, expanded scope, geographic reach). Subtotal your answersRandall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 10
  11. 11. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career Self Assessment Quiz Know the Context You’re Working In Rate yourself: 1=not really, 3=pretty much, 5=yes 1. I believe that strategy is a set of options to get to a future state. 2. I regularly grow my understanding of external forces on our company and our clients. 3. I make timely, surgical adjustments based on new information – as little as necessary. Subtotal your answersRandall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 11
  12. 12. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career Self Assessment Quiz Be Subversive Rate yourself: 1=not really, 3=pretty much, 5=yes 1. I manage my manager. 2. I’m creating opportunities to get myself a seat at the table where larger strategic direction is being set. 3. I’m developing my team to think strategically. Subtotal your answersRandall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 12
  13. 13. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career Self Assessment Quiz Self Assess Rate yourself: 1=not really, 3=pretty much, 5=yes 1. I measure the value created by my area of responsibity. 2. I regularly assess my next areas for development. 3. I regularly assess my employees development needs. Subtotal your answersRandall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 13
  14. 14. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career Self Assessment Quiz Prove Value Rate yourself: 1=not really, 3=pretty much, 5=yes 1. I know my company’s culture and communicate in the terms of those values. 2. I cultivate a team of cheerleaders for my area of responsibility – and they’re people who are relevant to key decision makers. 3. I track and show the value of my area of responsibility. Subtotal your answersRandall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 14
  15. 15. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career Self Assessment Quiz Be Global Rate yourself: 1=not really, 3=pretty much, 5=yes 1. My team and I have the cultural fluency to successfully work with others from any country. 2. My team and I are easy for professionals from any country to work with. 3. We have zero cultural missteps with delegations from all countries. Subtotal your answersRandall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 15
  16. 16. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career Developing Strategic Abilities •Prioritize areas to focus development •Identify resources & training •Learn, use, learn more, keep usingRandall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 16
  17. 17. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career Removing Obstacles When asked: “Obstacles I see getting in the way of my managers making an optimal strategic contribution.” Nearly 60% responded “Lacking in time and resources.”Randall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 17
  18. 18. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career 4 Types of Obstacles • Self made – i.e. capable person syndrome • Getting others to do what we want – i.e. delegation and developing champions • Systemic – i.e. measuring the wrong things • Infrastructure – i.e. lack of automationRandall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 18
  19. 19. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career 8 Steps to Becoming More Strategic • Operations running smoothly • Create capacity for strategic contribution • Acquire skills and knowledge in self and team • Build key alliances • Recognize and maximize opportunities • Provide tremendous value • Get out of your own way • IMPLEMENTRandall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 19
  20. 20. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career What’s Your Commitment? • What are your top three priorities for increasing strategic contribution in next 90 days? • “The first step – that I will take next week – is…” • Email michelle@enrichingleadership.comRandall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 20
  21. 21. BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE Sharpen Your Strategic Acumen to Unleash Your Career Resources Articles Assessments E-books Podcasts Webinars Visit Michelle’s Website: www.enrichingleadership.comRandall © 2013 Enriching Leadership International 21

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