Thinking for Advantage is a transformational program for those who aspire to level up their strategic skills.
🎯 Improve Focus: Find and focus on the few factors that matter.
⚙️ Create Advantage: Get the right things done more quickly.
🚀Accelerate Impact: Maximize your return on energy.
⚡Be Strategic: Be seen as a strategic leader.
How would your life look like if...
- You no longer felt sidelined or misunderstood in your professional capabilities?
- You could see the "big picture" and knew exactly how to contribute to it meaningfully?
- Your voice and ideas are heard and sought after for major decisions?
- You had a clear path to being more strategic?
- You transformed the way you work, leading to recognition, promotions, and rewards?
- People recognized you as a Strategic Leader?
- You received the promotions, and rewards that come with being a Strategic Leader?
- NO more feeling defeated by the phrase "not strategic enough."
- NO more confusion about what it means to "think big picture."
- NO more isolation or feeling stuck without guidance or direction.
- NO more endless hard work without seeing the fruits of your labor.
- NO more frustration from not knowing how to decode and act on feedback.
- NO more feeling overlooked for opportunities that require strategic insight.
- NO more struggling to connect your daily tasks to your company's strategic goals.
- NO more missing out on being a key player in your organization's future.
- NO more uncertainty about how to elevate your role and influence.
- NO more barriers to being seen, acknowledged, and rewarded as a Strategic Leader.
Say hello to the Strategic Transformation
The core transformation that this program aims to achieve revolves around elevating aspiring leaders into strategic leaders who are recognized for their ability to think and act with a strategic perspective. The program is designed to instill a profound change in how participants view and engage with their roles, focusing on several key transformations:
1. From Operational to Strategic Thinking:
Participants will move beyond day-to-day tasks and develop the ability to see the bigger picture. They'll learn to identify the critical factors that drive success and focus their efforts on what truly matters, enhancing their strategic insight.
2. From Task Execution to Creating Advantage:
The program aims to shift participants from merely getting things done to strategically choosing actions that create a competitive edge. This involves prioritizing tasks that align with strategic objectives and executing them efficiently to maximize impact.
3. From Hard Work to High Impact:
Participants will learn to channel their energy and efforts in ways that amplify their impact. Instead of equating hard work with effectiveness, they'll discover how to leverage their strengths and resources to achieve significant outcomes with less effort.
4. From Unrecognized to Strategic Leader:
A pivotal transformation is in how participants are perceived within their organizations. The program equips them with the skills and insights to be recognized as strategic leaders, capable of influencing direction and driving strategic initiatives.
5. From Isolation to Influential Networker:
Addressing the feeling of isolation that can come from vague feedback, the program offers concrete steps and tools to build strategic influence. Participants will learn how to reframe their roles, enhancing their visibility and authority as strategic contributors.
6. From Following to Innovating:
Moving away from merely adopting best practices, participants will be encouraged to innovate, creating unique solutions and differentiators that set their teams and organizations apart in a crowded marketplace.
7. From Incremental to Exponential Growth:
The program focuses on identifying and exploiting leverage points within the participants' sphere of influence to exponentially increase the effectiveness of their actions, driving substantial growth and success.
The methodology underpinning this transformation emphasizes an "Enactive Mindset," which combines strategic thinking with intentional action to actively shape outcomes. By the end of the program, participants should be equipped to generate strategic insights, build strategic influence, foster strategic innovation, and accelerate strategic impact, fundamentally changing how they contribute to their organizations and beyond.
Hey! I'm Alex Nesbitt
I'm an entreprenuer, CEO, and a former Partner and Director of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
I’m a strategic guide, mentor, coach, and advisor to CEOs and executives who want to lead in more powerful ways.
I've worked with hundreds of CEOs and thousands of leaders, professionals, and executives who struggled with strategy development and tactical strategy deployment.
I've helped them become better strategic thinkers and more enactive leaders.
And I've helped them unlock their organizations' potential to generate billions in new revenues and profits from our work together.
The enactive system for being more strategic:
Embrace the Enactive Mindset
Connect strategic thinking with intentional action to actively shape outcomes.
Generate strategic insight
See the whole system, not just isolated parts, for better strategy.
Build strategic influence
Reframe your role and boost your personal influence and collective productivity.
Foster strategic innovation
Innovate for meaningful differentiation rather than follow best practices into the land of sameness.
Accelerate strategic impact
Find and focus on leverage points to maximize the impact of your work.
Here's what we cover in the course:
30+ Videos. Hundreds of actionable takeaways that will change how you think and act.
Module 1 - Introduction
An overview of the entire program, ensuring you're well-prepared for the learning journey ahead.
- Welcome to Strategic Thinking for Advantage - 1 mins
- Background and Objectives - 14 mins
- Course Overview - 2 mins
- Mental Preparation - 4 mins
Module 2 - Strategy Demystified
In this module, we'll embark on a guided tour of strategy. I'll demystify what strategy really is and how it operates. You'll be introduced to valuable tools like the strategy frame, strategy pyramid, and a strategy roadmap—practical resources to help you organize your strategic thoughts effectively.
- Strategy Summarized Module Overview - 2 mins
- The Quest for Advantage - 14 mins
- The Standard Strategy Frame - 18 mins
- Strategy vs. Tactics - 13 mins
- The Strategy Pyramid - 16 mins
- The Strategy Roadmap - 15 mins
Module 3 - Building a Strategy for Strategic Thinking
With the tools and frameworks from the previous module, we'll roll up our sleeves and delve into action. You'll witness the inner workings of strategy development as we focus on crafting a strategy for strategic thinking. By the end, you'll have a fully fleshed-out strategy pyramid dedicated to enhancing your strategic thinking.
- Building a Strategy Module Overview - 7 mins
- Frame the Context - 5 mins
- Evaluate the Challenge - 7 mins
- What Better Looks Like - 10 mins
- Current State Assessment Process - 6 mins
- Tapping into Personal Experience - 9 mins
- Leveraging External Research - 15 mins
- Deconstructing Strategy - 20 mins
- Issue Brainstorming - 11 mins
- Integrating the Findings - 9 mins
- Describing the Shift - 23 mins
- Synthesizing the Strategy - 4 mins
Module 4 - The Five Pillars of Being Strategic
Our final module is all about putting your strategic prowess into practice. I've titled it "Being Strategic" because it's not just about thinking strategically; it's about embodying it in your actions and being recognized as a strategic leader. We'll explore various ways to achieve this:
- Being Strategic Module Overview - 4 mins
- Developing an Enactive Mindset - 16 mins
- Increasing Your Strategic Influence - 17 mins
- Generating More Strategic Insight - 6 mins
- Innovating for Advantage - 22 mins
- Accelerating Strategic Impact - 14 mins
Module 5 - Bonus Lessons
- The Win Your Day System- 22 mins
- Systems Thinking - 8 Video Series
- Additional Resources for Further Development - 17 mins
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"I’ve read multiple books on strategy and also taken courses. They’re often too focused on theory and less so on implementation and mechanics. STA bridges that gap really well and covers ground thoroughly on both aspects - depth of frameworks combined with nuts & bolts of application.
Alex also shows you how to integrate it into your daily routine, making strategy a key part of how you think.
It’s a one of a kind opportunity to learn from a pro who’s practiced strategic thinking for decades. I got a lot out of it and I’m sure you’ll do as well. Highly recommended!"
"Alex Nesbitt’s course provides a practical education on strategic thinking that is well-founded on his rich expertise and deep research.
The course has the added value of a behind-the-scenes module presenting Alex's strategic thinking used to formulate the course itself.
In the end, one arrives more knowledgeable about strategic thinking and how to do it, as well as being more strategic for oneself and others."
Consultant & Entreprenuer
"Strategy Academy is nothing short of an educational goldmine, and I feel significantly more well-equipped to use strategic thinking as a day-to-day skill and reflex.
Alex shares a wealth of knowledge in a format that is easily digestible and entertaining, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to up-level their strategic foundation."
"The course is one of the best I have taken in recent times.
It did not just reconfirm how I view strategy, the course shed more light on how to be more strategic daily.
I will recommend it to another who believes in the power of strategy to improve the odds of getting more out of a situation."
Health Care Strategy Expert
"One of the smartest people I know. Alex is excellent at advising companies on developing strategy and implementing it to achieve their goals by setting up governance and accountability along the way; ensuring team / organizational alignment."
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Here's How Much It "Costs"
I'm on a mission to help a million people become Strategic Leaders. And I want you to be part of that mission.
So, I've priced this program to make it easy to buy.
You get the entire training program (video sessions, slides, templates and tools) for only $297.
That gives ANNUAL access to a program designed to teach you how to think and act more strategically.
Imagine how much better you will be when you master:
- Enactive Mindset: Learn how to take charge and shape your environment.
- Strategic Insight: Cultivate the ability to see the bigger picture and anticipate outcomes.
- Strategic Influence: Become someone who gets things done.
- Strategic Innovation: Unleash your creativity to drive advantage.
- Strategic Impact: Learn to focus in ways that drive tractable strategic impact.
The return on your investment in yourself is priceless.
Don't delay. Space is limited.
P.S. If you really want to take this course but can't afford $297, contact me, and I'll find a way to get you in.
Here's the best part
You get to try it out for 14-days with ZERO risk.
You can watch the trainings...download the files...ask questions for 2-weeks.
If within that time you change your mind in any way, I quickly refund every single dollar you've invested and we part as friends.
I only want committed students and if you're not 100% happy, then I can't sleep at night.
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If you don't love this course for any reason, simply let me know within 14-days for a full refund.
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