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Businesses are becoming more reliant on information systems, but what does this mean in terms of the broader picture? What components of an organization should be measured the most?

Strategic management is widely seen as having both financial and non-financial advantages. A Strategic Management process aids an organization’s leadership in considering and planning for its future existence, as well as providing direction to the organization’s personnel. Effective strategic management, unlike one-time strategic planning, plans, monitors, and tests an organization’s activities on a continual basis, resulting in increased operational efficiency, market share, and profitability.

In the following weeks you will learn:

  • Team Buy-In
  • Team Structure
  • Leveraging Superpowers
  • Quarterly Projects
  • Strategic Meetings
  • C.L.E.A.R. KPI’s

Bonus Material: Core Values, Mission Statement, Long-Term Goal Planning


Week:1 Team Buy-In

In a growing business, change is inevitable. Unfortunately, as the business grows and your employees become more accustomed to the systems and processes that dictate their day-to-day lives, they get comfortable, which makes it more challenging when it comes for an organizational shift.

As business leaders, one of the biggest challenges we face is establishing and maintaining buy-in from our teams. Without that motivation, change may be met with resistance and may never take hold.

In this module you will learn:

  • Expectations and Buy-In
  • How to get your team working in their unique abilities
  • How to determine a team member’s superpowers

Week:2 Team Structure

Team structure provides guidance to all employees by laying out the official reporting relationships that govern the workflow of the company. A formal outline of a company’s structure makes it easier to add new positions in the company, as well, providing flexible and ready means for growth.

By paying mind to the organizational structure, departments can work more like well-oiled machines, focusing time and energy on productive tasks. A thoroughly outlined structure can also provide a roadmap for internal promotions, allowing companies to create solid employee advancement tracks for entry-level workers.

In this module you will learn: 

  • Pros & Cons of some organizational structures
  • How to recognize the best structure for your company/project
  • The importance of having the right team structure

Week:3 Leveraging Superpowers

It’s not a secret that many people hate their jobs. For the majority of people it’s because they are not working on what they’re passionate about. Yet, many of them are too afraid to follow their passion and go for a good salary instead.

There are many reasons why people should work on what they love. After all, work occupies a very important place in our lives, we even dedicate most of our time to it every day and, if people work on something that makes them happy, they will never have to spend more hours doing something that does not give them what they need either personally or professionally.

In this module you will learn:

  • How to get your team working in their unique abilities
  • How to determine a team member’s superpowers
  • How to structure meetings to eliminate “drive-by” communication

Week:4 MAP’s: Objectives & Key Results

An OKR consists of an objective, which tells you where to go, and several Key Results, which are the results you need to achieve to get to your Objective. Initiatives are all the projects and tasks that will help you achieve your Key Results.

This methodology is a collaborative goal-setting used by teams and individuals to set challenging, ambitious goals with measurable results. Whether we’re talking about office operations, software development, nonprofits or more. OKR’s work the same for setting goals throughout many company levels. They can also work for personal goals and can even be used by individuals to get things done at places where senior leadership doesn’t use them.

In this module you will learn:

  • How to brainstorm your objectives
  • How to filter the brainstorm ideas
  • How to establish your MAP’s

Week:5 Strategic Meeting

A strategic meeting is exactly what it sounds like: a meeting focused entirely on strategy. It doesn’t matter what you call it, there are factors that all strategy review meetings have in common: they are regularly-scheduled meetings that focus on using data to assess and improve progress on a number of priorities within an organization.

If you want to improve performance in your organization, it all starts with strategy. Strategic objectives are vital to the success of your organization’s future. But, unfortunately, many organizations hold strategy review meetings and then fail to execute.

In this module you will learn:

  • Categories of Meetings
  • Signs of a Good Meeting
  • Weekly Progress Meeting Structure

Week:6 K.L.E.A.R. KPI’s

KPI’s are important to business objectives because they keep objectives at the forefront of the decision making process. It’s essential that business objectives are well communicated across an organization, so when people know and are responsible for their own KPI’s, it ensures that the business’s overarching goals are top of mind.

Not every campaign or product update will reach their targets, but monitoring performance against those targets, be it good or bad, creates an environment of learning. With KPI’s, teams are able to see exactly how they are performing at any given moment. No longer do they need to wait for the end of a quarter or project to tabulate the results.

In this module you will learn:

  • Leading vs Lagging Indicators
  • Top Seven Trending KPI’s
  • Why are KPI’s important

Self-Guided Bonus Modules


Leadership by Company Culture

A company’s culture may be expressly and deliberately cultivated, or it may simple result from the accumulation of decisions made over time. With a strong company culture, employees understand the expected outcomes and behaviors and act accordingly.

In this module you will learn:

  • Company Culture
  • Core Values
  • Mission Statement
  • Hiring, Firing, Managing on Core Values
  • Filtering-Decision Making

Leadership by Vision

A Vision statement is a business document that states the current and future objectives of an organization. A company’s vision must align with its mission, strategic planning, culture, and core values.

In this module you will learn:

  • Long-Term Vision and Why It Matters
  • “Big-Hairy Audacious Goals”
  • 3-ear Goal Planning
  • 1-year Goal Planning
  • Next Quarter’s Projects