Developing Strategy Skills


Is being strategic a skill?

Strategy skills are becoming more and more important in the new economy. Employers want their employees to know how to contribute to the organizational strategies and think strategically about their own jobs and responsibilities. But because most people have not had strategy skills training or classes, the gaps between knowledge and experience are usually very wide. Not only that, even employees that have been with companies for a long time lack the know-how required to create and develop a strategy and apply strategic thinking to their tasks and responsibilities so they are prepared for the future.

CMOE works with people at all levels of an organization to teach them how to think strategically, look beyond the immediate requirements of the day, and to consider how their work impacts the future of the business. These new strategic planning skills help employees become aware of changing trends and leverage innovative ideas that will move the company into a successful future. These strategic skills can be learned and implemented at any level within the organization and will add new value to your organization by creating competitive strategic advantages.

Developing strategic skills helps:

  • People think and act like a business and create strategic contributions to the organization.
  • Promote creative thinking, hard work, boldness, and discipline.
  • Unleash motivation by helping empowered employees to align themselves and their work with the overall organizational strategy.
  • People understand what drives success and how to personally contribute to the long-term viability of their roles and the organization.
  • Promote strategic management skills that filter up ensuring greater success over a top-down-only format.

Strategy Skills

About the Workshop

The Applied Strategic Thinking® (AST) Workshop provides a highly interactive learning experience to develop practical skills that will help both leaders and individuals rise to the competitive challenges of the day. The AST Workshop is based on our book, Ahead of the Curve: A Guide to Applied Strategic Thinking, and introduces the Applied Strategic Thinking® Model. The workshop approach applies adult learning principles and an experiential exercise. Our consultants and facilitators help participants relate the strategic knowledge they are learning to their own work situation, thereby providing a concrete understanding of the principals and a working knowledge immediately applicable to their organization’s strategic success.

CMOE offers a unique learning environment for the organizations we work with because we realize each client has different desires and circumstances. By designing our custom learning curriculum around solutions for our clients, we ensure that your specialized needs are met. When creating learning solutions, our goal is to efficiently develop an effective and affordable solution that builds a sustainable, high-performance culture. We can design a curriculum for all types of audiences, including Strategic Leadership, Strategic Thinking and Skills for Individuals and Teams, and Strategic Management Skills, and we design and offer them in a variety of formats to meet your unique needs.


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“Strategic thinking is simply the capacity to anticipate, the discipline to prepare now, and the ability to position yourself to compete and win in the future. It is the ability to mobilize and focus your resources and energy on things that will ensure your future success.”

~ Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D.

“If the past has taught us anything, it is the fact that anything is possible. Strategic thinking involves vision, innovation, risk taking, and ‘thinking outside of the box.’ Effective strategic thinkers focus not on what can’t be done, but on finding a way to do what must be done.”

“Whether you use these skills systematically or individually, you will develop thought-provoking ideas and increase your strategic contribution to the success of your organization. It is never too late to begin acting strategically.”

~ Ahead of the Curve: A Guide to Applied Strategic Thinking

Delivery Options

In order to meet the specific needs of each client we partner with and make the most of the learning and development investment, CMOE offers programs in the following formats and lengths:

Instructor-led training (delivered onsite by a CMOE subject matter expert/facilitator)
Digital learning program (self-paced or live)
Blended and layered solution (combining instructor-led training and digital learning)
Train the trainer services (certifying internal trainers in CMOE's world-class programs)
Curriculum integration (deliver the topic in conjunction with another topic or event or build it into a development curriculum)
4-16 hours (8 hours preferred) for instructor-led variable for digital learning

Contact a CMOE Client Services Specialist to discuss a targeted solution that is right for your organization.

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