8 Uncommon Strategic Planning Steps

Meeting with a client I shared that we will take an uncommon strategic planning approach. They seemed relaxed and concerned at the same time. The uncommon idea is to build the system for identification of weak signals for progress and regress that re-focuses the strategy. You cannot plan for strategy. You can plan how you … Continued

Ignoring strategy for the sake of planning is a choice

Ignoring strategy for the sake of planning is a choice, just as much as changing your plan as new strategies become apparent is a choice. One choice will change how the work gets done, and the other will keep it the same.

Strategic Re-Focusing Planning Agenda

I was asked to guide a company and it’s board through a strategic re-focusing process. What is strategic re-focusing? I asked the same question.

Strategic Planning More than SWOT’ing at hopes

There is nothing wrong with just doing a SWOT… The concern is that without some of the above information you are making strategy based upon limited knowledge and understanding. With limited knowledge and understanding you may miss or not be able to capture opportunities when they present themselves.

Strategic Planning with Biel’s Document Management

Strategic Planning Objectives:
– Develop strategic plan for 2014+
– Gather ideas from key staff
– Refine ideas into actions steps and metrics
– Develop, update and refine plan through 2014

What if the people engaged strategic planning are wrong?

Involving people in the plan will ensure greater buy-in and successful implementation. Sharing neccessary information will keep the plan within the guidelines established. Treat people like adults and if they are wrong, the plan can quickly be adjusted and everyone learns from the challenge.

Strategic Planning Agenda

Strategic planning workshop. Following the strategic planning meeting there was 4 follow-up meetings to refine the plan and document action steps.