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Program Overview:

Through simulations, discussions, and exchanging perspectives with your peers, you will  learn and practice fresh approaches to the leadership and decision-making strategies that characterize all great leaders.  A follow-up, ninety-minute mini-workshop will be scheduled approximately 3 months following the May 9th seminar to enhance learning and application.

Program Benefits:

Upon completion of this one-day program and follow-up, you will:

  • Develop a new way of thinking about the future and your role as a decision-maker;
  • Learn a framework for more strategically assessing/addressing complex organizational issues;
  • See connections, leverage opportunities, and better anticipate problems;  
  • Be better equipped to navigate the critical leadership challenges facing your organization.

Leadership Thinking

A New Approach to Strategic Issues

How critical is strategic thinking to your success as a leader?

In serious decision situations, the pressure is on leaders to move quickly to action, often without fully identifying and understanding the background and context that affect the situation.

“Leadership Thinking” will immerse you in an experiential process of redefining your decision-making as a leader. In-class exercises and discussion will help you define key strategic questions that will help your organization overcome the mental and culturalconstraints on strategic thinking. 
Who Should Attend:  Managers and senior-level leaders who want to move their leadership decision making to a higher and more dynamic level.

"Gifted leaders often fail because they rely on past strategies that no longer work. Leadership in a changing world requires a different framework of analysis for strategic decision-making."

— Professor Jeremi Suri

What past participants have said about this course:

“The opportunity to make space for thinking in new ways is invaluable!  Applying historical perspective to business challenges should be the standard for all effective leaders; this course moves you along on that path.”

“…I now routinely think of Professor Suri’s strategy lessons whenever we embark on a new venture.”

“The modern business executive will greatly enhance his abilities to deal both with externalities and internal stakeholders when he completes this seminar…  Suri will lead down paths we are not used to negotiating, but will guide participants to become more complete business executives armed with new tools to meet opportunities a global business environment presents.”

“One of the best presentations I have ever attended!”

About Dr. Suri:

Dr. Jeremi Suri has taught government executives, policy makers, business owners, and university administrators around the country and world, including the UT System’s Chancellor Council, Dell Technology CEO Council, German Marshall Fund, World Affairs Council of Dallas-Ft. Worth, the Governor’s Executive Development Program, the Université Sorbonne in Paris, and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.  Professor Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs and has a joint appointment in the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin.
He has received numerous awards for his research and teaching, and SmithsonianMagazine named him one of America’s “Top Young Innovators” in the Arts and Sciences in 2007. He is the author of five books, including the widely acclaimed biography of one of America’s most distinguished diplomats, Henry Kissinger and the American Century.

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