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:

Student Government Strategic Planning and Team Building

Mike Cardus

Strategic Planning and Team Building with Student Government. Strategic Planning & Team Building with Student Government. Mike spent the day in Buffalo NY, leading strategic planning and team-building with SUNY Erie Community College Student Government.

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

Strategic Plans: $100,000 Coffee Coasters?

LDRLB

Last May, I wrote a post entitled “Save a Tree, Stop Strategic Planning.” I still think consultants make too much money off of organizations’ planning efforts (it’s only okay if you hire me as your consultant). I still think those plans look really pretty on bookshelves. I still think Greenpeace should protest the number of trees killed each year by producing strategic plans. Is that planning session worth $2000 per hour?

May 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Shelley Row of Insightful Leadership shared Email Is More Important Than Ever: Learn Four Tips to Make Your Email More Effective. Development. This is also an opportunity to develop a caring culture at work.”

Are You Aware Of The 3 Approaches to Strategic Planning?

The Empowered Buisness

The following article — Time is Money: The 3 Different Approaches to Strategic Planning — was written by Gabriel Najera — Founder, Najera Consulting Group. Even though I did strategy development for billion dollar corporations in the early days of my business 30 years ago, I had no idea that there were 3 different approaches to strategic planning. Time is Money: The 3 Different Approaches to Strategic Planning.

Strategic Plans: $100,000 Coffee Coasters?

LDRLB

Last May, I wrote a post entitled “Save a Tree, Stop Strategic Planning.” I still think consultants make too much money off of organizations’ planning efforts (it’s only okay if you hire me as your consultant). I still think those plans look really pretty on bookshelves. I still think Greenpeace should protest the number of trees killed each year by producing strategic plans. Is that planning session worth $2000 per hour?

Strategic Planning Alternatives: Mission Discernment

LDRLB

I recently wrote two posts criticizing strategic planning. While Self wasn’t directly critiquing strategic planning (SP), that “tragic erosion of deep engagement&# is an articulate description of many strategy plans as well. My colleague Dr. Gordon Self has developed a Mission Discernment Tool for use within Covenant Health (Disclaimer: I also work for Covenant Health). Featured Mission strategic planning strategy vanderpyl

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 Alternatives: Mission Discernment

LDRLB

I recently wrote two posts criticizing strategic planning. While Self wasn’t directly critiquing strategic planning (SP), that “tragic erosion of deep engagement” is an articulate description of many strategy plans as well. My colleague Dr. Gordon Self has developed a Mission Discernment Tool for use within Covenant Health (Disclaimer: I also work for Covenant Health). Strategy Mission strategic planning strategy vanderpyl

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. As challenging and even daunting as delegation may be, if the delegator communicates strategically, clearly, concisely, and intentionally, it makes the job easier.

Strategic Plan(ning) for Organizations: Reviewing, Refining, Repeating

Strategy Driven

Focus on the process, not the plan. Business leaders trying to plot the future of their companies without a plan often find their business not going exactly where they intended. But a strategic plan for the organization is key if, and only if, it is a living, breathing document to be used frequently. We really need to start calling this strategic planning to indicate the ongoing nature of the refinement and work in progress that this becomes.

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.

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 Nuts and Bolts of the 1-Page Strategic Plan | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Leadership. The Nuts and Bolts of the 1-Page Strategic Plan. by John • July 17, 2011 • Leadership , Strategy • 2 Comments. Start with deep strategic thought and the right conviction. The strategic plan is not the annual budget.

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.

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. How diverse is the planning committee?

Strategic Planning and Team Building with University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Mike Cardus

I had the honor and pleasure of facilitating the University at Buffalo School of Social Work 5 year strategic planning session. We are planning on having the 5 Year Strategic Plan done in about 8 to 10 months.

4 Steps to Clarify Your Leadership Intent

Lead Change Blog

The turning of the calendar page from one year to the next is an opportunity to start the new year with a clear and focused plan for your team or organization. If this predicament is familiar, you have the opportunity to clarify your leadership intent for the year. What is a ‘leadership intent’? The formula of a clear leadership intent is: Leadership Intent = The ‘why’ of the strategy + A clear picture of the end state.

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.

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.

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.”.

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.”.

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.

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

Strategy Driven

Business development. Human resources development. Adopt a policy of strategic planning. Strategic goals and objectives must filter downward throughout all the organization. 7 Measurements of Successful Budgeting and Planning: The business you’re in.

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. 9 Steps to Effective Strategic Planning By Melcrum “Need to develop a strong and compelling strategic communication plan? What were some of the top leadership articles you read this week?

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.

Long Live the Chief Happiness Officer!

Lead Change Blog

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? As Chief Happiness Officer, your strategy on this factor includes a plan for continual development and for the sustainable employability of the coworker. You want your coworkers to feel valuable as they continue to master fast-changing technical and societal developments. The Plan.

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.

Your Stakeholders Will Be Thankful You Asked These Questions

Lead Change Blog

Developing a great relationship with your organization’s stakeholders is one of the most important aspects of leadership. As a result, Bill was able to come up with a better plan to engage with them. Professional Development cognitive bias assessment how to be more strategic influencer strategic planningStakeholders can be anyone from your business partners to your suppliers, and the way you need to engage with them will change over time.

Developing a Strategic Board of Directors

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development A Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, or an Advisory Board all have overseer function for the organization whether it is for-profit or non-profit. Leadership Development Alignment Board of Directors Coaching relationships strategic development

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.

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. Change Management Chip Bell Leadership Return on Investment service strategic planning What happens to most staff and support units when budget time rolls around?

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.” Information on our leadership development programs.

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.

Steps and Tips for Proper Project Planning Part II

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Every day people and businesses come up with excuses as to why their projects failed. While reasons such as not having enough time or resources are definitely valid, the real cause for many failed tasks is that there was not proper planning. It is usually a complete lack of planning rather than simply poor planning [.]. Leadership Development deadlines follow up implementation Leadership strategic planning

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.

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).