Strategic Thinking for Leaders—Objectives, Strategies and Tactics


Program: Strategic Thinking for Leaders—Objectives, Strategies and Tactics (OST)

Available Formats: half day or one webinar

Expected outcomes

Participants will achieve the following outcomes from this training:

  • Know how to apply strategic thinking skills

  • Understand the difference between objectives, strategy and tactics

  • Know the OST model of strategy and how to apply it to their organization or team

  • Know when to be more strategic and less tactical in their role

What I found over the years is the most important thing is for a team to come together over a compelling vision, a comprehensive strategy for achieving that vision, and then a relentless implementation plan.
— Alan Mulally

Program overview

The trend

Working with clients around the world, we see organizations face three scenarios:

  1. People in a leadership role don’t know how to think strategically

  2. Organizations promote employees to leadership roles, but don’t teach them how to be strategic

  3. Leaders who can think tactically, but struggle with thinking strategically

The solution is to provide leaders with the training, tools and techniques to help them become skilled strategic thinkers.      

Program flow

As a leader, it is very important to think; but more important is thinking at a deeper, strategic level. In this interactive and thought provoking program, leaders learn the Objectives, Strategies and Tactics (OST) model, which is a framework that will help them think more strategically. It is a simple, yet deceptively effective model.

Training topics

  • Overview of the OST model

  • Understanding and developing tactics

  • Defining and identifying objectives

  • OST exercise and debrief

  • Challenges and issues with objectives

  • Applying OST to work projects

  • Definition and benefits of strategy

  • Action plans for OST