Learning How to Think Strategically
February 15, 2010: 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
According to the Wall Street Journal, the most sought-after executive skill is strategic thinking but only three of ten managers think strategically. Based on his research with senior executives of 150 companies, Rich Horwath developed a methodology for strategic thinking which he explains in his new book Deep Dive: The Proven Method for Building Strategy, Focusing Your Resources, and Taking Smart Action.
Northern Illinois University - Naperville Campus
Lobby & Auditorium
1120 East Diehl Road
Driving Directions:From I-88, take Naperville Road exit which will take you to a "T" at Freedom Drive. Turn south onto Freedom Drive (that is a left turn if coming from the East on I-88). Take Freedom Drive to a "T" at Diehl Road. Turn right onto Diehl Road. Go 2-3 blocks. NIU will be on left, across from the Hampton Inn. Turn left onto driveway at west end of NIU property to park. From parking lot, enter center door of building.
$25.00 for public
$20.00 for Chicago Booth alumni/faculty/students
Register by February 10th for an additional $5.00 discount
6:30 PM-7:15 PM: Networking & Hors d'oeuvres
7:15 PM-8:45 PM: Program with speaker
Rich will discuss the three keys to strategic thinking – acumen, allocation and action – and break them down into simple, attainable skills. Using real life examples, he will give you practical tools to apply every day, providing a clear path for you to master those three disciplines. Armed with this knowledge and these tools, you can become a truly strategic leader in your organization.
Rich Horwath is President of the Strategic-Thinking Institute and professor of strategy at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He has authored four books and over 50 articles on strategic thinking. Rich has been profiled in business publications around the world. A highly sought-after keynote speaker, the Society of Healthcare Strategy recently voted him the #1 speaker on strategy.