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Elevate Your Game: Moving from Tactical Thinker to Strategic Leader
Monday 06/18/2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
You will learn what it takes to be a strategic leader in today's hyper-competitive landscape and what you need to do to step up your game. 

The inclination facing every HR professional is to deal with what's right in front of you – that is, what's due today. And yes, sometimes you do have to take that “here and now” approach. But if you find days or weeks go by where you're only focused on tactical issues, you're doing your department, your company ,and your career a huge disservice.   Companies that fail to innovate are finding it tougher and tougher to compete. Keeping pace with the demands of tomorrow requires an HR department that leads company-wide strategic initiatives. Your organization's very survival may well depend on it! Where are you on the strategic-thinking spectrum? If you're still lost in the details, it's time to step back and navigate the bigger picture. This session will show you:

  • What it means to think and lead “strategically.”
  • How to make the time to strategize when you're underwater already.
  • How to focus on the 20% of your efforts that result in 80% of the benefits (and how to avoid falling into the trap of doing a task simply because it's easy).
  • The six facets of strategic thinking and where you are now on the spectrum and how to improve in each area.
  • How to go from business need to action and create an implementation plan for accomplishing strategic issues you've identified.
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Valerie M. Grubb, Principal,
Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.