In the previous week, you focused on the reasons for a strategy and answered key strategic questions for your chosen company. You also received feedback from your professor.
For this assignment, incorporate the feedback that you received from your first assignment and add a second component that focuses on the set of skills that the leader needs in order to develop and implement the strategy. Therefore, imagine that you are in the beginning stage of strategic planning in your chosen company and that you have been tasked with leading the strategic planning process. This strategic planning process will take approximately the next 6 weeks to complete. During this first week, you have gathered organizational leaders to introduce the strategic planning process. They have asked you to deliver a presentation on your initial thoughts to the really big questions. You also want to guide them to work together over the next 5 weeks on gathering data so you can eventually have concrete and specific answers to the key tactical and operational questions.
For your meeting, create a PowerPoint presentation to share with organizational leaders that summarizes your responses to the really big questions and introduces the key to tactical and operational questions, as well as a consideration of the skills that will be needed to accomplish this.
Be sure to include the following in your presentation:
Summarize the highlights of your responses to the strategic questions.
Communicate your initial thoughts to the key tactical questions. Your presentation should not focus on full and complete answers to these questions; rather it should be a presentation to the leadership to identify the most important considerations that your company must consider when answering these questions. What data must be gathered to answer these questions? What type of research must be conducted?
What leadership skills must be in place to accomplish this?
Conclude by asking the team of organizational leaders to perform specific tasks over the next week to take the next step in the strategic planning process.
Remember, this is not intended to be a full and complete strategic plan. You will not have a full and complete strategic plan until the final Signature Assignment. As you move through each weekly assignment, you will continue to research, investigate, and expand each piece of the strategic plan. Your professor will provide ongoing feedback so that you can revise and edit each section as you go.
Length: 10 slides (with a separate reference slide)
Notes Length: 100 words for each slide (or you may choose to include voice narration if you wish)
References: Include a minimum of 5 scholarly resources.
Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.