A rocket-scientist by training, Fred Pelard has taught strategic thinking and complex problem solving to the world’s leading CEOs and management teams. Now he shares his insights with you.
Being strategic is a critical skill. It enables you to solve problems on a day-to-day basis while also keeping an eye on the long term, anticipating opportunities and mitigating threats along the way. In a recent study conducted by Harvard Business Review, 97% of the 10,000 business executives questioned, chose strategy as the most critical leadership behaviour to their organisations’ future success.
Fred Pelard has been lecturing on strategic thinking and complex problem solving to the CEOs and management teams of major corporations and consulting firms around the world for the best part of 20 years. He makes smart people smarter – with clients ranging from the BBC to IKEA, Deloitte to HSBC.
In this masterclass, Fred will teach you how to think ahead, generate great ideas, identify the best solution, and make it happen every time, for even the most complex challenges.
You will learn:
• How different the Strategic way to problem-solving is from the other 3 more common ways (Expert, Analytical, Creative)
• How to run towards the hardest problems without fear
• How to discover hundreds of possible solutions to anything in minutes
• How to create a workplan and a path towards success that works every time
• How to eliminate bad ideas using tiny budgets (£1k, not £1m)
• How to convince even your most reticent stakeholders (bosses, investors, etc)
Praise for Fred Pelard:
‘I’ve learned more about strategic thinking from Fred than I did in my time at Harvard Business School.’ – John Smith, COO, Burberry
‘You can learn more from him in a few hours than taking a strategy course over a semester as part of your MBA program!’- Rajat Sharma, Director, Business Operations, LinkedIn
‘Fred’s strategy training is the best I have come across. I frequently recommend it to colleagues and use it with my own teams.’ – Gill Whitehead, Senior Director, Client Solutions & Analytics EMEA, Google
‘I took classes from Fred as a consultant, and now, as a team leader, I invited him to come in and train my team of 40 consultants. Fred sticks out above other trainers because he has the ability to teach and blend strategic thinking with soft skills. My team loved his vibrant nature and ability to bring the material to life.’ – Steve Cantin, Head of Corporate Strategy Consulting, Dell