Learn how to plan for and anticipate consequences and trends for your business. Discover how to curate information, identify issues, and forge relationships. Learn how to commit to a course of action, develop alternatives, and use facts, resources, and organizational values to achieve your goals.
Develop and embrace a strategic mindset.
Build strategic partnerships and teams.
Identify benefits of tying goals to strategy and incentives.
Become a leader who motivates and inspires. Learn how to lead with vision.
1h 17m • COURSE
Strategic Thinking with Dorie Clark
Strategic thinking is a critical skill for leaders. Learn how to think strategically in order to effectively guide the direction of your teams and solve key business problems.
38m 6s • COURSE
Strategic Partnerships with Benjamin Gomes-Casseres
Discover how to succeed with strategic partnerships. Learn practical tips and tools that can help both beginners and experienced managers create value and manage collaboration.
49m 13s • COURSE
Setting Business Unit Goals with Mike Figliuolo
Learn how to set business goals for teams and individual employees, and link goals to strategy, financial results, and incentives.
48m 35s • COURSE
The New Age of Risk Management Strategy for Business with Dan Weedin
Build a business that lasts by effectively preparing for change. Learn how to think strategically about the most pressing modern risks—from AI to globalization.
1h 29m • COURSE
Aaron Dignan on Transformational Change with Aaron Dignan
Learn a revolutionary approach to real change from thought leader Aaron Dignan.
18m 54s • COURSE
You'll learn strategic planning skills with these experts.
Bonnie Hagemann is the CEO of Executive Development Associates.
Hagemann has over 16 years of experience in successfully leading consulting firms, and 26 years of experience coaching, educating, and developing leaders. She has worked in most industries, coached 12 large company CEOs and 232 additional leaders, and has given over 300 presentations. She leads biennial research on trends in executive development, and has over 40 published works, including a book on shifting workforce demographics and their impact on leadership—Decades of Differences: Making It Work—and a new book entitled Leading with Vision: The Leader's Blueprint for Creating a Compelling Vision and Engaging the Workforce. She is also called upon by respected media outlets as a subject matter expert, and is often quoted in publications such as Financial Times, Chief Executive, Forbes, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal.
Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
Dorie is also the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the number one leadership book of 2015 by Inc. magazine and was a Washington Post best-seller. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Dorie was described by the New York Times as an "expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives."
She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Time, and Entrepreneur. Recognized as a branding expert by the Associated Press, Inc., and Fortune, Dorie is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, the U.S. State Department, and the World Bank. You can download her free 42-page Stand Out self-assessment workbook and learn more at dorieclark.com.
Benjamin Gomes-Casseres is an expert in partnership strategy and a professor at Brandeis University.
Ben Gomes-Casseres has worked on partnership strategies for thirty years, as a researcher, speaker, and advisor. His newest book is Remix Strategy: The Three Laws of Business Combinations (Harvard Business Review Press, 2015). It explains how entrepreneurial firms innovate by "remixing" their assets with those of partner firms, using business combinations that range from alliances and ecosystems to M&A. Ben is a strategy professor and MBA director at Brandeis University (since 1995) and previously was at Harvard Business School (1985–1995). Prior to that, he was an economist at the World Bank. He has published five books and many articles and case studies on the management of business combinations. Ben works with companies seeking to create value from external resources and to improve the way they manage business partnerships. He holds degrees from Harvard, Princeton, and Brandeis. A native of Curaçao, he speaks four languages. His work is at www.remixstrategy.com.
Mike Figliuolo is founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services training firm.
He is a nationally recognized speaker and blogger on the topics of leadership, communications, decision-making, problem solving, and other critical business skills. An honor graduate from West Point, Mike served in the US Army as a combat arms officer. Before founding his own company, he was an assistant professor at Duke University, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (www.onepieceofpaper.com), Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (www.leadinsidethebox.com), and The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved (www.elegantpitch.com). Mike's blog and the programs he teaches can be found at www.thoughtleadersllc.com.
Dan Weedin is president of Toro Consulting. He helps businesses protect their property, people, and profits.
Through a complete understanding of what their financial risk ratio is, Dan's clients can both quantitatively and qualitatively measure their readiness, preparedness, and ability to survive and thrive out of any crisis that comes at them. His goal is to assure that no calamity is fatal; that operations, revenues, and quality of life is assured. This is accomplished through work in strategic business continuity planning, crisis management development, disaster recovery planning and practice, risk financing (insurance), and business succession and transition planning.
Dan has published three books. The most recent is Unleashed Leadership: Maximizing Talent & Performance by Opening the Gates of Opportunity. You can find all his books at danweedin.com.
In addition to his consulting work, Dan speaks internationally on the topics, concepts, and best practices listed above.
Aaron Dignan is the founder of The Ready, a global organizational transformation and coaching practice.
Aaron sees the same phenomenon everywhere he looks. Our most trusted and important institutions—in business, healthcare, government, philanthropy, and beyond—are struggling. They're confronted with the fact that the scale and bureaucracy that once made them strong are liabilities in an era of constant change. For the past ten years, he has studied organizations and teams with a new way of working that prioritizes adaptivity and autonomy over efficiency and control. Aaron contends that teams everywhere need to join them in the future of work.
As the founder of The Ready, he helps companies large and small adopt new forms of self-organization and dynamic teaming. His clients include Johnson & Johnson, Charles Schwab, Kaplan, Microsoft, Lloyds Bank, Citibank, Rabobank, Boeing, Macy's, Mailchimp, Airbnb, Sweetgreen, Dropbox, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York Public Radio, and charity: water.
Aaron is an active angel investor and helps build partnerships between the startups and end-ups he advises. He's also a co-founder of Responsive.org and has sat on advisory boards for GE, American Express, PepsiCo, and the Cooper Hewitt, as well as the board of directors for Smashburger. He is the author of Game Frame (Free Press, 2011) and Brave New Work (Portfolio, 2019).