Strategic Thinking & Fast Growth Leadership Essentials

In a continually fast paced business environment, company founders and managers of people need increased support to continually develop the core business success skills of strategic thinking and leadership. This course is packed with refreshers and new approaches to maximise the impact of founders, leaders and other managers of people in ambitious, rapidly changing companies.

Why should you choose this course?

This course is taken from a module within a degree level Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) accredited Leadership Progression Programme which has received excellent delivery ratings from our ILM trainers. It includes a strong blend of theory and helps delegates to create practical, actionable activities which are easy to implement for driving improved business performance outcomes.

Who should attend?

Company founders and employees with direct line reports who would like to take some quality time out from the day to day pressures and develop their ability to get better at strategic thinking and leadership to drive greater support and performance results from those around them.

Attendee course outcomes

  • Improved ability to motivate and lead line reports in a fast growth environment.
  • An understanding of SMART objectives and goal setting.
  • More effective communication, delegation and prioritisation skills.
  • Better understanding for the importance and use of management styles in business and personal branding.
  • Leadership; which styles and when to use them.
  • How to use self-review processes to drive improved outcomes.
    Knowledge to competently identify, assess and develop a plan for mitigating business risk and threats.
  • How to create and apply a focussed approach to managing improved output focused activities.

The agenda

We will explore and develop simple action plans across the following topics;

  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Fast Growth Leadership.
  • When To Manage Vs. When To Lead.
  • How Not To Manage.
  • Personal Branding.
  • Effective Goal Setting.
  • Risk Management.
  • Self Review Processes.
  • Performance Management With Effective Communication And Prioritisation Methods

The course leader

Daryl Woodhouse is the Founder Director of award winning business consultancy and training group Advantage Business Partnerships Limited.
As well as being a co-author of the five star rated Creating Business Advantage, Daryl is an Award winning Thought Leader, Business Strategist, Leadership Trainer, Mentor and Business Coach.

To pursue his passion for developing people and helping companies scale up more sustainably and more easily, Daryl left a successful corporate career in various leadership, strategy and training roles to set up ABP Ltd in January 2012. ABP is now a 25 strong team of trainers, coaches, mentors and consultants supporting a range of companies from large corporates, to scale ups and early stage start ups.

What is the cost of the course?

techUK Members- £395.00

Non Members- £595.00

Price (excluding VAT)


What others say about the training provider

“Professional and structured services to help you grow your business. I can’t recommend them enough.” Matt Perkins, FreeAgent

“ABP are highly professional and have a strong understanding of all issues around the SME space. Daryl has as a focussed approach to his work and puts his customers at the heart of all he does.” Andrew Charnley Head of Region, Trade & Working Capital, Lloyds Banking Group

“ABP are a pleasure to work with. Daryl and his team are agile, proactive and have developed a great strategy for working with scale.” Ravi Goodimal, Former Associate Director at Grant Thornton and Head of Market for Growth Accelerator

“Our revenue has more than doubled. Now, we have a clear, focused business plan, and a better work-life balance” Director, Kaizen Furniture

“The need for SME's to get quality management input from experienced professionals has rarely been more expedient. Daryl, his team and their wider contacts can deliver a range of affordable services and make a real difference.” Jonathan Reeves, Channel Manager, ArchOver Ltd


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