Strategic Planning Process Steps

Proper strategic planning process steps are necessary for the long-term success of an organization The results should guide the future course and direction of the company, and attain success as defined by the management. What are the important steps in good strategic planning? Market Segments One of the first significant subjects the team analyzes is […]

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Strategy Execution Problem?

As you know from the Simplified Strategic Planning book and seminar, execution is the Achilles’ heel of strategic planning.  Although the Simplified Strategic Planning approach is the best approach to strategy execution we’ve seen, your execution may fall behind.  So – what is the best way to handle getting behind in your strategy execution? First, […]

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Why Strategic Plans Do Fail

Over the years, I’ve met many wonderful executives in my speaking and the simplified strategic planning seminar.  I’m sad and perplexed when the CEO leaves the seminar inspired to do great strategic planning – and then falters.  While some companies find difficulty in completing the first cycle, their process often falters after successfully completing the […]

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Strategy Planning Is Messy

“Strategy planning is messy” declared one CEO as a team member expressed a desire for a more linear approach.  The team member was frustrated, because he couldn’t see the end game. The CEO went on to say, “It’s okay that it is messy.  We have to consider many alternatives and new information before we funnel […]

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Make Strategic Planning Happen

What will make strategic planning happen and keep people from getting mired in non-strategic activities?  Even at the top of organizations, strategic planning seems to take a back seat.  Like any other critical management activity, companies must do strategic planning routinely and not postpone it.  Today, I’d like to look at how to make strategic […]

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