Leadership Development

Thinking Strategically

How to Resist the "Circle of Habit" and Generate Breakthroughs for Your Team

Thinking strategically is critical.

Yet 96% of leaders report they are too busy reacting to day-to-day management issues to think strategically (HBR).

Designed and facilitated by seasoned business leaders, this course will teach you to resist the pull of your routines so you can ask the right questions, spark innovation, navigate uncertainty, and take advantage of strategic opportunities. Through the use of real-world examples, collaborative discussion, and personal reflection, you’ll learn to rise above the daily grind and generate innovative breakthroughs for your teams.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Focus on strategic initiatives instead of short-term fire-fighting.
  • Ask the right questions to spark innovation.
  • Navigate through uncertainty.
  • Identify, analyze, and take advantage of strategic opportunities.


Current and Emerging Leaders


Intermediate, Advanced


PMP® Contact Hours:

Course Length

1 Day

Course Includes

Participant Workbook, Course Handouts and Supplies, Certificate for PDU/CEU Credits

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Actionable. Practical. Important.

Strategic thinking is a very squishy topic, and something a majority of us are not taught to do. Persimmon's class provided some structure and actionable recommendations that will benefit my career, my company, and my personal knowledge. Thank you for the time and knowledge!
Arden P.
Bank of Oklahoma

Helped Me Get Unstuck.

I often get caught in the "deal bunker" as we say in banking—where you're so worried about the ins and outs of a deal and execution that you forget to do business development or other strategic parts of your job that must continue no matter how busy you are. This class will help my business grow!
Victoria A.
Bank of Texas

Great insight.

Great insight and reminder to continue to think strategically, and how to remove the restraints that hinder that type of thinking.
Brenda T.

exceeded my expectations.

A great course that exceeded expectations and provides valuable insight to challenge the way you normally think.
Allen B.

extremely valuable!

This course was extremely valuable! I learned many new ways to approach strategic thinking, how to incorporate it into my routine and how to influence my organization.
Dahlia R.

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