To be truly effective, managers must develop their business acumen and strategic skills not only within their area of the business, but across areas of the business.
Management includes a variety of topics such as the ones listed below. For more information on how we can partner with your organization, please contact us.
Strategy & Execution As leaders grow in their roles and responsibilities, they must become ever-more strategic in the way that they see the marketplace, the competition, and the business. We explore advanced strategy frameworks and methods, with a focus on how they can be applied to extend competitive advantage, grow profitability, seize new opportunities, and delight customers.
A Framework for Value Creation Success in business is best viewed in terms of value creation. We start by exploring the meaning of value as a concept, and how it is measured and managed. We then examine the approaches and methods used to create value for the organization, and for other stakeholders—including (and especially) for the customer.
Decision-Making Decision-making is often under-valued (or assumed) as a skill, especially as the scope and consequences of one’s decisions grows. Understanding the dynamics of the decision-making process is essential for managers taking on higher level positions. We define “what good decision-making looks like” and provide the methods and tools to achieve it.
Building Strategic Agility In an ever-changing, rapidly-evolving marketplace, sound strategy is not enough. High-performing leaders and teams must have “strategic agility”—the ability to anticipate, adjust and adapt direction. We focus on building both the capacity to seek-out the emerging challenges that face the business, and the confidence to deal with them proactively and strategically.
Financial Management Today's business environment demands that every manager be
held accountable for financial results in some form. From budget requests to investments in talent to daily decision-making, effective managers need to understand and use financial information and tools to steward the inputs, and optimize the outputs, across their area of responsibility, and beyond.
Strategic Risk Management Strategic risk management involves a new way of looking at risk. Historically, the focus has been on protecting the organization and mitigating financial risk. We introduce a risk optimization model, advanced analytics, and a risk structure that works to actually propel the organization along its essential efforts to seize new opportunities and to drive growth.
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Fisher College of Business
110 Pfahl Hall
280 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1144