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Strategic Thinking - Sharpen Your Brain!


Strategic Thinking - Sharpen Your Brain!
Strategic Thinking - Sharpen Your Brain!
16 November 2020
Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) -
In House Training , Management , Sales and Marketing , Logistics Procurement and Supply Chain , Leadership , Information Technology , Human Resource , Corporate Training


Virtual Instructor-Led Training - Strategic Planning Series: 
Strategic Thinking

World Leading Author and Best Seller, Simplified Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Expert

Robert Bradford
More than 350,000 Copies Sold
4.5* Stars on Amazon

Being an internationally acclaimed author of the Simplified Strategic Planning Manual - the no-nonsense guide for busy people who want results fast; Robert has successfully helped companies achieve over 7,000 strategic level objectives, yielding over US$50 billion in profits.

With over 20 years converting management theory into real-life application, Robert’s seminars built on real-world strategic decisions have resonated with thousands of business audiences across the globe. His valuable experience allows him to bring real nuts and-bolts strategic thinking into every presentation, leaving participants with practical, “how-to” steps they can take home to put to use immediately.
Attended and vouched by companies like AgrimatcoSaudi Aramco and Emaar; Robert blends a unique combination of broad and humorous insight resulting in sessions that are lively and practical at the same time.

Sneak Peak at Robert's Live Seminar



“The most valuable takeaway from the program is the knowledge I have gained from the instructor. Robert has proved to be an excellent and well-rounded instructor. I have also found that Kexxel Group has a very good list of program topics.”
Yahya Al Marzooqi Sr. Advisor, Business Strategy, Borouge

“Robert presents the materials in a clear and concise manner especially with him highlighting his points with real-life examples. I really like the course materials and templates provided."
Hamad Eghdani – Director, Government Relations & Emiratisation, Emaar Hospitality Group LLC

“This event has given me a sound understanding of strategic planning through theories which are both practical and result orientated.”
Andrew Woodward Executive Vice President, Business Development, Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC)

“Robert presents the materials in a clear and concise manner especially with him highlighting his points with real-life examples. I really like the course materials and templates provided."
Chen Ping Shang – Manager, Corporate Strategic Planning, PETRONAS

Past Clients

  • Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB)
  • Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC)
  • ADNOC Distributions
  • Agrimatco
  • Bahrain Islamic bank
  • Barclays Bank
  • Biosensors
  • Borouge
  • Burgan Bank
  • Commercial Bank of Kuwait
  • Dubai Financial Market
  • Dubai Investments PJSC
  • Emaar Hospitality Group
  • Emirates Steel
  • Etihad Rail DB
  • Halwani Bros. Co
  • HP Middle East
  • Kuwait International Bank
  • National Bank of Bahrain
  • Oman Cables Industry (SAOG)
  • Saudi Telecom Company
  • Saudi Aramco
  • The United Bank of Egypt
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Zamil Industrial

Why Choose Kexxel's VILT Courses

NOT a Webinar!
Join our live, virtual courses enriched with a diverse range of interactive activities, such as action plans, group discussions, breakout sessions, exercises, case studies, and more.

Course Materials
An advantageous combination of presentation slides and downloadable workbooks are provided to participants prior to classes for a more holistic learning experience.

Pre-Course Questionnaires
Our instructors will understand the specific needs and requirements of each individual participant, by allowing attendees to review and highlight topics of importance prior to the course.

Private, In-house Sessions
Upon request for organizations seeking a more customised learning for their employees.

Post-event Follow up
Learning doesn’t stop at the close of the window screen! We'll do a post event follow up on a quarterly basis. This is an exclusive, invitation-only access for participants that have attended courses under an instructor in that quarter.

Course Outline

As you move up in any organization, your need for better strategic thinking will grow dramatically. Unfortunately, we are seldom trained to think strategically, and the daily demands that almost all managers face can certainly impede the growth of good strategic thinking habits. In this course, Robert Bradford will teach you some proven tools in strategic thinking and how to sharpen you brain for better strategic thinking in your organization.

You will learn:

  • Systems thinking tools you can use instantly
  • 3 Ways to identify behaviors that affect strategy
  • Why big companies tend to have smaller margins – and how to manage it
  • How you can truly set yourself apart in the marketplace?
  • 11 key ways to tune up your brain for better strategic thinking that it becomes a habit

Session 1: What is Strategic Thinking

  • Strategy: A definition
  • Keys to strategic thinking
  • How our brains work
Session 2: Understanding Systems
  • Stocks and Flows
  • Group Exercise: The Token Game
  • Identifying & Managing Flows
Session 3: Understanding Behavior in Systems
  • What affects strategic thinking?
  • Who do you need to understand?
  • Strategically important behavior types
  • Categorizing people’s thinking
  • Group Activity: Identifying Specialty & Commodity Behaviors
Session 4: Understanding Strategic Competency
  • Strategic Competency
  • Activity: Identifying A Strategic Competency
  • Strengths and Weaknesses
Session 5: Keys to Enhanced Strategic Thinking
  • Embracing the key areas
  • Group Activity: Strategic Thinking Assessment


Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)