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). Develop detailed plans that will deliver on selected strategies.

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. Putting the right leadership, talent, organization, and culture capabilities in place to drive change and execute strategy is the priority.

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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. Third step (the business unit action plans): .

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). Develop detailed plans that will deliver on selected strategies.

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). Develop detailed plans that will deliver on selected strategies. Brand Strategy Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Strategic Planning Strategy

Strategic Planning Data Analysis

CO2

by Gary Cohen When doing a strategic plan, you may be faced with mountains of data. How you use the data from many different surveys is critical to the outcome of your strategic plan. The following is a list of those categories: Leadership. Strategic Planning.

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.

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.

Save a Tree, Stop Strategic Planning

LDRLB

Is strategic planning dead? How many leaders have read a strategic plan, fallen asleep, woken up hoping you didn’t snore too loud, and then tried to get through it and fill your part of the boxes in? Strategic plans read like Ikea directions. We love to promote workplaces that involve the frontlines, get everyone involved, engage our employees…but has anyone ever been engaged by a strategic plan? Or maybe a better question is, should it die?

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.

SWOT 161

Expensive Coffee Coasters & Strategic Plans

LDRLB

I wrote a post a few weeks back called Save a Tree, Stop Strategic Planning. We do kill a lot of trees when engage in strategic planning (SP). Consider some of the stakeholders: CEOs – I’m not 100% convinced they read the Strategic Plans themselves, but they do look really pretty (especially after Communications departments get ahold of them) and somewhat useful to shareholders and boards. A printed plan is not an implemented plan.

Strategic Planning – Motivation 2.0

CO2

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. In the many years running our business when ever we brought the planning process across all levels those were the years that we found the greatest success. How far do you reach with your strategic planning?

What goes into our strategic plan

CO2

When your strategy is so ingrained into the culture do you still need to list it as a strategy in your strategic plan ? Does Nordstrom’s have to say that they will be known for exceptional service in their strategic plan each year or is it so ingrained in the culture that it does not have to be said any longer. If you don’t label it, measure it then you’re apt to not evaluate it in your process of strategic planning.

Save a Tree, Stop Strategic Planning

LDRLB

Is strategic planning dead? How many leaders have read a strategic plan, fallen asleep, woken up hoping you didn’t snore too loud, and then tried to get through it and fill your part of the boxes in? Strategic plans read like Ikea directions. We love to promote workplaces that involve the frontlines, get everyone involved, engage our employees…but has anyone ever been engaged by a strategic plan?

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 Year Is Half Over…Do You Know Where Your Strategic Plan Is?

CO2

According to Robert Kaplan, creator of the Balanced Scorecard, the main cause of strategic planning failure is poor execution. These are pretty sobering statistics, given all the time and effort you and your management team likely put into the preparation of your strategic plan.

How Your Customers Can Help You Write Your Strategic Plan

Eric Jacobson

Mike Brown, the founder of the Kansas City, MO company called, The Brainzooming Group , encourages business leaders to solicit feedback from their customers when creating a strategic plan.

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

Strategy Driven

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?

Strategic Planning – Words are Important : Blog | Executive.

CO2

“A word is dead when it is said some say, I say it just begins to live that day&# – Emily Dickinson When you work on a strategic plan – even if you keep them as short as we do at CO2 Partners , to one page, each word you choose is so critical. Recently, when working with a long standing client, half way through his companies strategic plan he revealed to me privately how the company was becoming a Results Only Work Place.

Have Your Customers Help You Write Your Strategic Plan

Eric Jacobson

Mike Brown, the founder of the Kansas City, MO company called, The Brainzooming Group , encourages business leaders to solicit feedback from their customers when creating a strategic plan. Management Leadership Strategic Planning General Management Skills Customer Feedback Goal Settin

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.

Ask Your Customers To Help You Write Your Strategic Plan

Eric Jacobson

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. However, as a manager, you should strive to be a leader.

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.”.

What Goes Into Your Strategic Plan : Blog | Executive Coaching.

CO2

When your strategy is so ingrained into the culture do you still need to list it as a strategy in your strategic plan ? Does Nordstrom’s have to say that they will be known for exceptional service in their strategic plan each year or is it so ingrained in the culture that it does not have to be said any longer. If you don’t label it, measure it then you’re apt to not evaluate it in your process of strategic planning.

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. Most management subsystems succeed or fail according to the clarity of goals of the overall organization.

The Usefulness of SWOT Analysis Before Strategic Planning

Six Disciplines

Managing or eliminating threats. Step Back , is to get your leadership team to use their experience and judgement to begin narrowing the focus of planning toward your organization's most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Decide What's Important , where the leadership team updates the strategic direction of the company for the upcoming year -- and, the repeatable cycle of the Six Disciplines strategy execution program begins again

The Usefulness of SWOT Analysis Before Strategic Planning

Six Disciplines

Managing or eliminating threats. Step Back , is to get your leadership team to use their experience and judgement to begin narrowing the focus of planning toward your organization's most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Decide What's Important , where the leadership team updates the strategic direction of the company for the upcoming year -- and, the repeatable cycle of the Six Disciplines strategy execution program begins again

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?

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

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. Change Management Chip Bell Leadership Return on Investment service strategic planning

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. Bernd Geropp provided How to become a better manager at work.

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).

Tips On Honing A Culture Of Winning Through Focus by Martin Zwilling

In the CEO Afterlife

Bell, an experienced business expert, who highlights the power of strategic sacrifice in today’s complex business world. You must know what your competitors are planning, and how they think, corporately and individually.

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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 Difference between Strategists and Strategic Planners

In the CEO Afterlife

Strategists and Strategic Planners may read the same periodicals and have similar destinations in mind, but there is a difference between the two. Strategic Planners, at the outset, are disadvantaged by the definition of their role. They are staffers, not line managers.

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.

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.