MEGA SESSION: The Six Elements of Strategic Thinking: A Common Framework for Developing Strategic Leaders

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: Learn how to apply the six key elements of strategic thinking to identify and develop strategic leaders within your team and your organization.

Most executives do not consider themselves strategic, or feel adequately trained to be strategic thinkers. Yet, strategic leadership is dually important in both delivering HR services effectively and in developing adaptive leaders who enable your business to thrive amidst constant uncertainty. There has not been a common framework for identifying and developing strategic thinkers — until now. Award-winning researcher Dr. John Austin unpacks the six key elements of strategic thinking that allow leaders to think strategically and navigate the unknown effectively, and teaches you how to apply this framework to develop strategic leaders.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

John Austin, Ph.D.


John Austin is the P.D. Merrill Endowed Chair and Dean of the newly formed Honors College at University of New England. He also works with organizations around the world to improve the foresight skills of their leaders and future proof strategies and initiatives. Dr. Austin holds a BA in economics from The Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in management from Boston College. He is the author of Unquestioned Brilliance: Navigating a Fundamental Leadership Trap and Leading Effective Change: A Primer for the HR Professional published as part of the SHRM Foundation’s Effective Practice Guidelines Series. 

Valencia AB
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Mega Session
Leadership & Navigation
Critical Evaluation
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