PM Footprints : Strategic Thinking for Leadership Growth and Success
Gopalan Narasimhan (GN)

Founder Director, Bumblebee Leadership Academy, Adjunct Professor, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies,

Chief Consultant, Yayati Consulting

Date: 11-Feb-2016

Time: 6.30 PM to 8.00 PM 

Royal Orchid Central Hotel, 
47/1, Manipal Center,
Dickenson Road, Bangalore 
Profile of Speaker
Gopalan Narasimhan (GN)

(a)Founder Director, Bumblebee Leadership Academy (b) Adjunct Professor, Narsee Monjee Institute of  Management Studies (c) Chief Consultant, Yayati Consulting (d) Formerly VP, Oracle, & GM, Wipro

GN has rich experience and all round leadership expertise in Strategic Customer Engagements, Leadership Development, Corporate training and Software Product development  He made significant contributions in his leadership role with leading Organizations like Oracle, Wipro and i-flex with wide ranging responsibilities. The key accomplishments and responsibilities have been in Customer Fulfilment  and Strategic Account Management, Business Development, Leadership development, Consulting and Solution architecting, Sales Operations, Quality and Risk Management, and Global Business Practices. His current focus areas are Leadership Development, consulting, software product development for L&D and executive coaching.

GN is active in community service through his residents’ welfare association and volunteers with not-for-profit organizations. He is an evangelist of holistic human potential development through ancient wisdom of yoga and Indian philosophy integrated with modern technology.

GN is active in sports and is good at tennis, squash and swimming besides his regular yoga activities.
Topic Description
Strategic Thinking is a key competency required for success of Project Managers and the lack of this competency is identified as an important requirement for managers and business leaders in many organizations.

Developing this competency needs to be addressed at the individual level as well as in the organizational level. Developing this competency will provide the organizations a sustainable competitive advantage. At the individual level, it will provide the professionals a clear edge to advance professionally.

The presentation address the following areas

 Strategic Thinking Principles
 Strategic Thinking – Key Competency for PMs in the VUCA World
 Strategic Thinking – Organizational Context and Individual

 Different Types of Thinking & Know Your Thinking Profile
 Models and Techniques for Strategic Thinking
 Applications for Strategic Thinking in Project Management
 How to develop Strategic Thinking 

The session will be an interactive presentation with experiential / reflective approach and a self-assessment of the participants’ thinking profile or strategic thinking style. 

Expected Take-away
Audience will get a good understanding of what is strategic thinking and its importance from the organizational and personal context
 Audience will gain knowledge of the strategic thinking models and techniques.
 A self-assessment of thinking profile that will create self-awareness
 Gain knowledge of how to develop strategic thinking