Strategic Thinking & Strategic Leadership

Using the following resources + additional related resources:

Gerry Johnson, Richard Whittington and Kevan Scholes 2011 Exploring Strategy: Text and Cases, 9th ed Pearson Education Ltd: Harlow
Claire Capon 2008 Understanding Strategic Management Pearson Education: Harlow

Bob de Wit and Ron Meyer 2005 Strategy Synthesis Thomson

Bob Garratt 2010 The Fish Rots from the Head Profile Books: London

Robert M Grant 2008 Contemporary Strategy Analysis, 6th ed Blackwell: Malden, MA

H Mintzberg, J Lampel, JB Quinn & S Ghoshal 2003 The Strategy Process Prentice Hall

Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand and Joseph Lampel 1998 Strategy Safari FT Prentice Hall

John A Pearce III and Richard B Robinson Jnr 2009 Strategic Management: Formulation, Implementation and Control, 11th ed McGraw Hill; Boston

Michael Beer 2009 High commitment, high performance : how to build a resilient organization for sustained advantage Jossey Bass: San Francisco

Robert Hooijberg 2007 Being there even when you are not : leading through strategy, structures and systems Elsevier JAI

Gerry Johnson, Kevan Scholes, Richard Whittington 2008 Exploring Corporate Strategy: Text & Cases, 8th ed FT/Prentice Hall

Geoff Mulgan 2009 The art of public strategy: mobilizing power and knowledge for the common good OUP

Using the resources above the Essay shall be as follows:

The assignment should integrate theory and practice, and give practical examples of innovation
or change. Your assignment should include:

1. A literature review of key theories of how strategy is developed and implemented, and the
relationship between strategy, innovation and change;

2. A critical analysis of selected strategic processes within your organisation, or an
organisation of your choice, related to relevant theories;

3. An assessment of the extent to which people within the organisation are engaged with and
contribute to a selected strategy;

4. Recommendations about how strategic processes within the organisation could be

To write about half of the 6,000 word paper on which your success on this module will be assessed. This should ideally include most (if not all) of the literature review, together with initial section(s) of the organisation analysis.

The assignment must include a clear structure with abstract, bibliography, appendices, and diagrammatic representation where appropriate. You must make appropriate use of journal articles, research papers and texts.

Pedagogical aim and expectations:
To demonstrate the strengths and limitations of both your understanding and your writing, so that the instructor can give feedback to assist you in the overall paper

1-Michael Beer and Russell Eisenstat 2000 ‘the silent killers of strategy implementation and learning.
2-Claire Capon 20008 Understanding Strategic Management Pearson Education ch.3 ‘managing resources competitively’.
3-Bob de witt and Ron Meyer 2005 Strategic Thinking .
4-Henry Mintzberg ,Bruce Ahlstrand and Joseph Lampel 1998 Strategy Safari.
5-Henry Mintzberg ,Joseph Lampel ,JB Quinn and Sumantra Ghoshal 2003 The Strategy Process

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