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  1. 1. Strategic leadership Strategic Implementation
  2. 2. Prepared By Kindly restrict the use of slides for personal purpose. Please seek permission to reproduce the same in public forms and presentations. Manu Melwin Joy Assistant Professor Ilahia School of Management Studies Kerala, India. Phone 9744551114 Mail manu_melwinjoy@yahoo.com
  3. 3. Strategic leadership The term strategic leader is used to describe the manager who head the organization and who are primarily responsible for creating and implementing strategic change.
  4. 4. Themes of strategic leadership
  5. 5. Strategic Vision A well crafted, appreciated and supported mission is at the heart of a leaders strategic vision. It may reflect his own current assessment of where the firm should go or how he may continue to carry out the long term plans established by his predecessor.
  6. 6. Pragmatism Pragmatism is the ability to make things happen and achieve positive results. This can happen only when leader utilize resource in an efficient and effective way.
  7. 7. Structure and policies A visionary strategic leader, as an agent of change, should lay down the rules of the game in concrete terms and resolve all contentious issues in a proper way
  8. 8. Communication network Both formal and informal network should be used by the leader to inform people about priorities and strategies and ensure that these are implemented expeditiously. Lateral communication should be encouraged, in addition to upward and downward communication channels, between various departments and divisions.
  9. 9. Culture A strategic leader can influence the culture of a company significantly. In fact, every company reflects the character and personality of its leader. The beliefs and values of the leader have a strong bearing on how employees behave and react to situations on a daily basis.
  10. 10. Managing change Effective leaders are responsible for initiating necessary changes that ensure continued organizational success. To manage change effectively, the leader need to have a clear vision of the future where the organization is heading together with the means for creating and reaching this future.
  11. 11. Governance and Management The major responsibilities of strategic leaders with respect to corporate governance are provide direction in the form of mission, formulate and implement changes, monitor and control operations, provide policies and guidelines to other team members and achieve results in a manner acceptable to society at large.