Executive Access: Strategic Redirection

Developed in response to intense client demand, our new Executive Access series offers short programs that provide you with immediate, actionable insights in light of the current pandemic and its economic aftermath. The next program in the series is Strategic Redirection: Making the Right Decisions While Avoiding Fatal Damage, taught by Jesse Greene, executive in residence at Columbia Business School and former VP of Financial Management and chief financial risk officer at IBM.

Strategic Redirection: Making the Right Decisions While Avoiding Fatal Damage

Date: November 24, 2020
Time: 12–3 p.m. ET
Fee: $450
Format: 3-hours, live online

This program earns 1/2 a certificate credit. Learn more.

Program Overview

In this fast-paced, highly interactive session, you'll get equipped with management strategies to effectively change the strategic direction of your organization. Through a mix of short lectures, group discussions, and fast breakout sessions, you'll walk away knowing how to identify short-term fact patterns and face longer-term strategic threats.

Learning Outcomes

✓ Learn how to identify the strategic change needed in your organization

✓ Define key drivers that can move your organization in the new direction

✓ Get hands-on advice for putting the key drivers in motion

✓ Prepare for how to address the hazards, risks, and problems that will inevitably arise


  • What Is the Strategic Problem
  • Surviving the Present and Leading the Future
  • How to Avoid Trying to Solve the Wrong “Problem”
  • Risk Avoidance Strategies
  • Preparing for Management Actions
  • Setting Action Priorities: Milestones, Measurements, and Red Flags


» Download the program schedule here.


Jesse Greene
Executive in Residence
Columbia Business School

Jesse J. Greene, Jr. retired from IBM as VP of Financial Management and chief financial risk officer in 2010. Greene began his career at IBM in 1971 and has held a broad range of positions in IBM as an engineer, tax attorney, and financial executive. Greene previously worked at Eastman Kodak as treasurer, VP of Finance, acting CFO and Senior VP of Strategy and Information Technology as well as at Compaq Computer Corporation as CFO and Senior VP of Strategic Planning. His areas of interest are U.S. tax and energy policy, corporate governance and strategy, risk management, and education and development of leadership skills in young people.


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