Given the ever-increasing demands of the VUCA world in which we live and work today, agile leaders need effective ways of gaining commitment to their organization's vision and strategy. Even if a leadership team has an established vision and strategy, you still need buy-in at all levels of the organization. Led by General George W. Casey, Jr., this rigorous, outcomes-driven course will help you build a high-performing team that can consistently carry out the organization's vision and strategy.
In this course, you will evaluate and describe three ways to build commitment to your vision and strategy, and use those techniques to outline a plan that cultivates complete buy-in. You will create a plan that identifies specific ways to build your team's commitment to excellence. Finally, you will assess the inclusiveness of your organization's current environment and formulate a plan to both strengthen inclusion and drive excellence.
Success does not just happen. Successful leaders figure out what matters most to their success and go out and make it happen. This has never been an easy process, but in today's world it has become even more difficult: The volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environments that confront organizations today require a new breed of leaders. To lead and succeed in a VUCA world, leaders must now be adept at building consensus and influencing people who are outside their direct control but whose cooperation is essential to the success of their efforts.
In this course, you will develop a checklist to help you determine the most important elements required to execute your vision and strategy. You will establish a sphere of influence that can provide external support and determine the most important elements required to accomplish your vision and strategy. Finally, you will prepare for unexpected challenges.
In our VUCA world, it is easy to feel weighed down by daily issues. You can become so consumed by the difficulties of the present moment that you neglect to look ahead and analyze your larger mission. Yet as a leader, you have to be able to step back from the challenges that each day brings and assess the big picture. You have to help your people envision what the future looks like. Even the most skilled leaders agree that this is not easy. However, there are concrete measures you can take to prepare for future success.
In this course, you will learn how to develop a plan to evaluate your organization's ability to accomplish its vision and strategy. You will apply Lewin's three-stage model of change to enable your organization's continuous adaptation and devise a plan that demonstrates how you will sustain progress. Finally, you will apply the read, exercise, sleep, and think (REST) model to take care of yourself and remain effective as a leader.