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How to Think Strategically Like a CEO

About the class

If you want to have greater influence at work, doing a great job on your current responsibilities isn’t enough. Nor is it enough to simply take on more work. If you care about getting promoted, you need a skill that great leaders have:  Thinking strategically.

Rarely do managers teach their people the vital skill of strategic thinking. Yet applying these skills allows you to see and guide the future direction of your group, division, or organization. Moving into a bigger leadership role demands that you have a big picture view of what’s happening in your organization, and how factors like competition, political developments, technological advancements, and social trends impact what lies ahead. Whatever operational or tactical move you’re making, understanding it in a strategic context will help you, immediately, to ask more thoughtful questions, make more valuable contributions, and increase your chances of being promoted. 

In this webinar, you will learn from a former strategy consultant turned executive & leadership coach:

  • The shift that’s needed to go from operational/tactical thinking to strategic thinking 
  • The key business drivers you need to consider when developing strategy
  • How to take what you already know and create a strategic view
  • How to shift from seeing just the immediate road ahead to viewing what’s on the horizon for your organization 
  • Key questions to ask to develop strategy 

About the Presenter

Since 2001, Dr. Susan Bernstein has helped existing and emerging leaders navigate through change, uncertainty, and conflict so they thrive. Through her executive coaching, her clients gain strategic perspective and psychological insights to elevate their leadership, build stronger relationships, and make a greater impact in the world. Before launching her coaching practice, Susan held demanding leadership roles at Franklin-Covey, Intel, and Accenture. She earned an MBA at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a PhD in Somatic Psychology at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. You’ll find Susan’s thought leadership in Fast Company, The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and Psychology Today.  Connect with Susan at

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