StrategyMan Learning System:
Developing Strategic Thinking & Planning Skills

The StrategyMan Learning System [SLS] is a digital gamified learning platform designed to increase your strategic thinking and planning capabilities. The SLS follows the story of the StrategyMan vs. The Anti-Strategy Squad: Using Strategic Thinking to Defeat Bad Strategy and Save Your Plan graphic novel, bringing the characters and action to life through animation, voices, music, and interactive assessments. The course consists of 12 levels, with each level containing a mission managers must complete and a villain to defeat. This comprehensive program contains 84 knowledge questions, 36 scenarios to solve and 20 strategy exercises for a total of 140 potential points to score.

Level 1: Strategy Defined: Defining and creating goals, objectives, strategies and tactics
Level 2: Purpose: Defining and creating mission, vision, and values
Level 3: Strategic Thinking; Applying the 3A Strategic Thinking Framework to daily activities
Level 4: Competitive Differentiation: Designing strategies based on your competitive position
Level 5: Innovation Tools & Techniques: How to create new value for customers
Level 6: Communicating Strategy: Increasing collaboration, and improving meetings
Level 7: Multitasking and Decision Making: Enhancing individual performance
Level 8: Focus and Trade-offs: Tools and techniques for improving the discipline to prioritize
Level 9: Strategy Development: Transforming SWOT Analysis into real-world strategies
Level 10: Strategy Execution: How to align cross-functional strategies and create the big picture
Level 11: Strategy and Culture: Improving buy-in and leading effective strategy conversations
Level 12: Tactics: Determining the value of tactics to focus on the critical few

Content equivalent: Two-day Workshop
Viewing time: 3 hours
Time to Complete: 4-6 hours

“Over the past several years we have had Rich deliver StrategyMan in a live setting, which always receives exemplary reviews from our leaders. This year like many we were forced into alternative solutions and the StrategyMan program is one we will keep virtual moving forward even beyond internal travel bans for training. Simply put, the content is so rich and relevant that the group discussions have more time to be processed and applied by the participants over a 3-4 month period vs. receiving 100% of the content in one day.”

Tyler Kunkel, Leadership Training, Novartis

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Elevate: Advanced Strategic Thinking Learning System

The Elevate: Advanced Strategic Thinking Learning System  is an online course designed to help executives develop advanced strategic thinking skills based on the only book written on the topic. This video-based program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools to continue to excel in your current role and maximize your strategic potential. The course contains five sections. In each section, you will review video modules and complete exercises to apply the material to your specific work. These exercises are referred to throughout the program as “Flight Simulators.” At the conclusion of each section, you will complete a five-question, multiple-choice quiz on the material.

Overview of Strategy
Advanced Discipline #1: Coalesce–Harnessing your strategic insights
Advanced Discipline #2: Compete–Positioning your business for advantage
Advanced Discipline #3: Champion–Leading strategy execution
Creating a Strategy Scaffold: Developing your purpose, business model, and plan

Content equivalent: Two-day Workshop
Viewing time: 2.5 hours
Time to Complete: 4-6 hours

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Deep Dive Strategy Learning System

Based on the bestselling book, the Deep Dive Learning System is an online course that provides you with knowledge, skills and tools to think, plan and execute strategy more effectively. Using the Deep Dive Strategic Planning Process, individuals, management teams and organizations can learn how to:

  1. Think strategically on a daily, not yearly, basis to generate new ideas.
  2. Develop a common understanding and toolkit for strategy.
  3. Create differentiated strategy to grow profits.
  4. Improve strategic decision making to increase productivity.
  5. Discover new sources for generating business innovation.
  6. Overcome five execution errors to successfully implement strategy.
  7. Design a one-page blueprint to guide daily business activities.
  8. Confidently set strategic direction to maintain competitive advantage.
  9. Align and communicate strategy with the rest of the organization.
  10. Outthink and outperform the competition on a consistent basis.

Content equivalent: One-day Workshop
Viewing time: 1.5 hours
Time to Complete: 2-4 hours

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Strategy for You: Personal Strategy System

Think back on your life and how you arrived at where you are today. Did you envision where you wanted to be and then map out a strategy for getting there? Or, have you bounced around like a bumper car from one thing to the next? New research shows that only 15% of adults have a written plan for their life. But what if you believe that you have more to offer? Much more.

The Strategy For You: Personal Strategy System is an online course designed to help people apply the foundational principles of business strategy to their life. This video-based program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools to maximize your strategic potential. Throughout the program, you will review video modules and complete exercises to apply the material to your specific work. These exercises are referred to throughout the program as “Bridgework,” and can be completed with templates found in the workbook.

Content equivalent: One-day Workshop
Viewing time: 1.5 hours
Time to Complete: 4-8 hours

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