Making Great Strategy: Arguing Your Way to Strategic Clarity

Is strategy a participation sport at your company? In these chaotic, fast-changing times, everyone should be empowered to contribute. Yet, do you feel more confused about your company’s strategy than ever, or your role in it?  Does the annual planning process make you cringe?  Many executives are frustrated by and/or omitted from their strategy process.  But there is an easy fix. In this talk, Stanford Business School Professor Jesper Sørensen will share insights from his new book, Making Great Strategy. He will discuss what all great strategies have in common, and introduce an easy system of three interrelated activities that will allow you, your team, and your colleagues to discuss, debate and contribute to strategy in a more productive and inclusive manner that improves business outcomes, no matter your role or position.

About the Speaker

Jesper B. Sørensen, Jeffe Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Jesper B. Sørensen is the Jeffe Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches courses on strategy, leadership, and organizational design to MBA students and executives.  Prior to Stanford, he taught strategy at the University of Chicago and MIT.  He is also the faculty director of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, which offers leadership training to business founders in Africa and India.  With Glenn R. Carroll, he is the author of Making Great Strategy: Arguing for Organizational Advantage (2021).  Jesper received his AB from Harvard College and his PhD in Sociology from Stanford University.