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Six-Step Strategic Planning Process

Eric Jacobson

Here's one more gem from the book -- the authors' recommendations for a six-step strategic planning process : Set an aspirational destination (derived from the mission and vision). Assess the facts of the current reality and develop potential future scenarios.

Strategic planning must change with the times

N2Growth Blog

If you’re frustrated by your organization’s current strategic planning and execution processes or the outcomes from that work, you’re not alone. Clearly, it’s time to reconsider how your organization goes about developing and executing strategy at all levels.

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The Strategic Planning Process

Coaching Tip

Here is the background regarding the importance of clearly understanding the " intangible identity elements " that consist of the assumptions/beliefs, values/aspirations, vision and guiding principles as it relates to creating a Vision/Mission Statement (along with the supporting business plans that each functional unit will put together based on the leadership developed Vision/Mission Statement). . The Planning Process. Each business unit action plan will list its:

The Six-Step Strategic Planning Process

Eric Jacobson

Here's one more gem from the book -- the authors' recommendations for a six-step strategic planning process : Set an aspirational destination (derived from the mission and vision). Assess the facts of the current reality and develop potential future scenarios.

Six-Step Strategic Planning Process

Eric Jacobson

Here's one more gem from the book -- the authors' recommendations for a six-step strategic planning process : Set an aspirational destination (derived from the mission and vision). Assess the facts of the current reality and develop potential future scenarios. Develop detailed plans that will deliver on selected strategies. Brand Strategy Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Strategic Planning Strategy

Revitalizing Strategic Planning: Workshop

Mike Cardus

The need for short-, mid-, and long-term planning will always exist as a critical factor in successful business regardless of changes in technology. Because NO-ONE Planned! Strategic planning is necessary part of every Managers life.

February 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Diana explains: “The ability to delegate is a key leadership competency. Yet many supervisors and managers on the road to becoming valuable and valued leaders fail to do so. Development.

NOISE Analysis, an alternative to SWOT. Strategic Planning

Mike Cardus

Having a solid strategic plan will allow your company and team to flourish and accomplish needed results. Contact Mike to schedule a strategic planning meeting that will deliver results and engaged staff that are part-of the plan.

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Strategic Planning – Motivation 2.0

CO2

In Drive, Dan Pink asks us to look past the outmoded view of what motivates people, like the carrot and stick, to more cutting edge research about personal growth and development. Recently, when working with clients to bring the strategic planning process out of the board room and into mail room, we brought to life Motivation 2.0. Every company can implement strategic planning by involving all or many employees at every level.

February 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February Leadership Development Carnival! Marcella Bremer of Leadership and Change Magazine provided Are you Downloading, Debating or in Dialogue? Leadership bloggers often tell stories on their blog, making the posts engaging and relevant. Development.

Should the Strategic Plan Rest in Peace? | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Leadership. Should the Strategic Plan Rest in Peace? by John • June 27, 2011 • Leadership , Strategy • 4 Comments. At one time, business executives believed that strategic planning was the answer to all of their problems. Leadership.

The Big Picture of Business: Putting Budgeting Into Perspective, The Bigger Picture of Strategic Planning

Strategy Driven

Business development. Budgets get more attention than the umbrellas under which they rightfully belong: Strategic Planning and Visioning. By itself, Budgeting does not constitute full-scope planning and business strategy. Are budgeting measures used to manage performance?

April 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2015 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival. Management changes, or our strategic plan is rebuffed, or people simply don’t perform the way we think they will. of Germane Consulting submitted 5 Ways Women Redefine Leadership.

Communication Strategy in 13 Steps – Communicating Strategic Plan To Employees

CO2

What do you need to do to share your strategic plan? Creating a strategic plan is quite an undertaking for a business. A great strategic plan should have focus and clarity around vision, mission, objectives, strategies and actions.

Are Strategic Plans Worth it? (the debate continues)

LDRLB

A few weeks back, Tim Vanderpyl wrote a post about strategic planning. It generated some great debate on LDRLB and Twitter about the usefulness of strategic planning and we invited Ryan Olsen to write a response to Tim. Tim ended the post with his theory: “Strategic planning is simply an invention to justify the existence of middle management, and not a useful tool for those doing the actual leading or for the guys at the bottom doing the real work.”.

January 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the January 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Art Petty of Art Petty Group sent Leadership Caffeine: It’s Time to Become Better Informed Leadership Consumers. Tweak your leadership team’s purpose to serve employees first.

3 Common Mistakes That Prevent Leaders from Building Trust

Lead Change Blog

Building and maintaining trust is an issue that most leaders agree is critically important, but few have a plan to achieve it. A recent survey by YPO showed 96% of chief executives said building and maintaining trust was a high priority for their success, yet just 34% of the respondents said they had defined and specific plans for building trust in their organizations. It reminds me of the old project management adage: people don’t plan to fail; they just fail to plan.

Are Strategic Plans Worth it? (the debate continues)

LDRLB

A few weeks back, Tim Vanderpyl wrote a post about strategic planning. It generated some great debate on LeaderLab and Twitter about the usefulness of strategic planning and we invited Ryan Olsen to write a response to Tim. Tim ended the post with his theory: “Strategic planning is simply an invention to justify the existence of middle management, and not a useful tool for those doing the actual leading or for the guys at the bottom doing the real work.”.

Long Live the Chief Happiness Officer!

Lead Change Blog

Previously, the focus in our blogs has been implementing Deci and Ryan’s three needs of mastery, autonomy, and connection (MAC) from the manager’s or the leader’s perspective: what you should do to really listen to your coworker so that they feel themselves heard and to engage in a meaningful dialog with them. The Chief Happiness Officer therefore needs to develop a strategic plan encompassing all three aspects of MAC. What would such a strategic plan need to include?

Weekly Round-Up: On the Business Efficiency of Integrity, Effective Strategic Planning & Maximizing Productivity

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. IBM’s Virginia Rometty on Leadership and Management By Steve Lohr, The New York Times “In an article this week, Virginia M. Downloading a hundred time-management apps won''t help…”. 9 Steps to Effective Strategic Planning By Melcrum “Need to develop a strong and compelling strategic communication plan?

The Big Picture of Business: Goal Setting… An Important Part of Strategic Planning.

Strategy Driven

Organizations get people caught in activity traps…unless managers periodically pull back and reassess in terms of goals. Managers lose sight of their employees’ goals. Business development. Human resources development. Adopt a policy of strategic planning.

Alternative Development Best Practice 2 – Organizationally Developed Options

Strategy Driven

Why then are so few employees involved in the strategic planning process? Engaging employees gains their ‘rubber meets the road’ customer and process experiences and earns buy-in it for the plan’s implementation. 2,500+ Expert Contributor management and leadership articles.

Guest Blogger George L. Morrisey: Are You Ready for Strategic Planning?

leaderCommunicator

The process of strategic planning may be reduced to that of just another paperwork exercise unless it is launched with a clear understanding on the part of those involved concerning: How much time is required? The following questions, addressed by plan­ning team members, both individually and as a group, may help determine the degree of readiness: Why do we want to undertake a strategic plan at this time? What do we expect the strategic plan to do for us?

Developing Leaders to Drive Business Results

Coaching Tip

Highly effective leadership is needed throughout every organization, from the first-level managers to the CEO. The chief human resources officer must take the lead in developing leadership programs, processes, and events to ensure that leaders are ready and effective.

Shape Your Company’s Future

Skip Prichard

Is your team engaged in the creation of your plan? In a logical, straightforward manner, Max walks readers through strategic principles and best practices in a way that educates the novice and the well-practiced strategist alike. Reacting matters as much as planning, perhaps even more.

Management Styles

Strategy Driven

Organizations should coordinate management skills into its overall corporate strategy, in order to satisfy customer needs profitably, draw together the components for practical strategies and implement strategic requirements to impact the business. Under it, people were managed.

Stop Numerator Thinking: Innovating Your Service Experience

Lead Change Blog

Then there are the business developers forever in pursuit of new products and new markets. I listened to an IT manager explaining on a speakerphone to a colleague he served in the marketing function why it was going to take two days to get a requested report.

Leadership Development — Crisis on the Horizon

Chart Your Course

What are you doing to develop the future leaders of your organization? Fortune 1000 companies are showing a renewed interest in leadership development sparked by a shortage of rising talent who will one day fill upper management roles. The trend is examined in a recent survey, “The Rising Risk of a Double-Dip Leadership Crisis: A Pulse Survey on Exploring the Increased Focus on Leadership Development.”

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Developing Your Strategic Proficiencies

Strategy Driven

There is certainly no shortage of articles, texts, and resources dedicated to the subject of developing business strategies. The process of developing business strategies is a creative one¬ – not unlike writing music, painting a portrait, or designing a new architectural masterpiece. Using this terminology, it is useful to think in terms of four “strategic proficiencies” that can be mastered in relation to developing successful business strategies.

Change Management Challenges

Lead Change Blog

One step to success as a leadership level community influencer: If you want things to change, you’ve got to change, too, by modeling the change. She is the author of Serving With Significance: A Guide for Leadership Level Community Influencers. Change Management Leadership

Seven Leadership Disciplines

Coaching Tip

Leadership starts from within and manifests itself on the outside. Learn to borrow leadership attributes from situations. Analyze and recalibrate yourself in terms of the " Seven Deadly Leadership Sins ". Create a plan to weave discipline into your daily life and improve your leadership. Leadership Development Investments. Building Your Leadership Brand. Managing a Successful Career.

When to Ditch the Leadership Love-in

In the CEO Afterlife

In my blog of two weeks ago, entitled The Leadership Love-In [link] I reiterated the never ending need for better leadership. I also extended kudos to a handful of passionate leadership bloggers who I consider to be experts in their field (links listed below).

A Budget Does Not A Strategy Make!

Strategy Driven

Let’s see how many of us have been involved in this type of conversation: Strategy Consultant: “ Do you have a Strategic Plan? Strategy Consultant: “ Umm, this isn’t a strategic plan. ”. Like I said, “ Umm, this isn’t a strategic plan.

The Nine Building Blocks of Innovating New Strategic Alternatives

Strategy Driven

When organizations consider stepping outside of their traditional boundaries to engage with other players in new types of business innovations, they are often a bit lost in how to go about developing such a strategy process.

The Disconnect that Keeps Your Company from Performing at its Peak

Strategy Driven

I have noticed that their story consistently repeats itself: their organizations are underperforming, and they want to discuss ways to optimize, share ideas and collaborate on experience that could help set up a plan to turn that situation around.

The Big Picture of Business – Each Role Matters. The Value of Support Staff

Strategy Driven

She was the model for executive assistants and office managers everywhere. Those vital employees in the business world might include the IT guy, the receptionist, the mailroom manager, the ethics adviser and the secretary to the Board of Directors. Think as a manager, not as a worker.

Four Tips for Better Strategic Planning

Harvard Business Review

That’s why the process of planning a strategy itself is an important vehicle for setting priorities, making investment decisions, and laying out growth plans. As a result, many strategic plans end up as shelf decorations or hard-to-find files in crowded hard drives. Since this is the season when many companies are engaged in strategic planning, it’s just the right time to break bad habits. Templates are often a standard fixture of strategic planning.

The Big Picture of Business – Ethics… Good for Business

Strategy Driven

We must learn to benefit from change management, not to become victims of it. Corporate Responsibility relates to every stage in the evolution of a business, leadership development, mentoring and creative ways of doing business. It helps to manage relations with stakeholders.

The Big Picture of Business – Wisdom From the Disasters, Recovery Through Compassion and Resilience

Strategy Driven

Natural disaster stages: Warning, hit, search and rescue, recovery, rebounding, analysis, flood prevention planning, learning from crisis, community development. The month of September saw natural disasters. In times of crisis, people came together to help each other.

6 Defining Values of a Leadership Culture

N2Growth Blog

Twelve years after launching culture change consulting services, I am finally sitting down to write about six defining values of a leadership culture. No surprise that all six values rise and fall on leadership. Surveys were built for mass production, not carefully and strategically customized for unique cultures. in 2001, I worked for a boutique strategy consulting firm out of Princeton, NJ that developed and delivered high-cost elaborate strategic plans.

The January Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2011 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

Happy New Year, and welcome to the January, 2012 Leadership Development Carnival! This month's edition is a special "Best of 2011" collection of leadership development blog posts from many of our regular Carnival contributors. Does Succession Planning backfire?

The Big Picture of Business – Entrepreneurs’ Guideposts to Real Business Success

Strategy Driven

There are no fast-forward buttons or skipping steps inn developing an effective organization, just as there are no shortcuts in formulating a career and Body of Work. Are the long-range strategic planning and budgeting processes integrated?

Value-Added Leadership

Strategy Driven

This ladder holds true for managers and employees within the organization, as well as outside consultants brought in. Planning, tactics, organizational development. Value-added leadership is a healthy way of life that puts collaborations first. When all succeed, then profitability is much higher and more sustained than under the Hard Nose management style. Value-added leadership requires a senior team commitment. Business Development.