I have frequently observed that when delegations of business executives meet their government equivalents there can be gaps in communication. This can be the result of different perspectives about the substantive issues. For example, businesspeople usually have very specific interests and the government officials have a sense of responsibility to a wider set of competing interests.
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Where to focus a business leader’s attention when it comes to creating a strategic plan for future success?
For most of my career, I have been very comfortable with the model illustrated below.
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When we are building a strategic framework with our clients, the first accomplishment is the refinement of an existing Vision Statement or the creation of a new one. What flows from the Vision Statement are Pillars of Success, Strategic Objectives, Measures and Key Initiatives.
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Establishing Key Initiatives for the organization makes a Strategic Framework a lot more “real” for many employees.
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In our facilitation and consulting practicewe enable clients to build Strategic Frameworks. These multi-year plans include a Vision Statement, Pillars of Success, Strategic Objectives, Measures and Key Initiatives. It is important to differentiate Strategic Objectives, which are long-term, comprehensive and measurable outcomes, from Measures, which are the subject of this article.
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Within any organization, there is always a lot of noise. The noise is generated by the daily wins, losses, crises, frustrations, delays, complexity and a vast array of individual decisions. Critics of strategic planning argue that planning itself often adds to the noise and fails to provide clarity and focus. Continue reading “Getting Focus Within Strategic Planning”
We have congratulated ourselves on the creation of a powerful strategic framework to guide the organization for the next few years. For our clients will include a strategic framework with:
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We have an approach that is neither onerous or time-consuming. It is thoughtful and purposeful. There are three critical steps of Strategic Framework Planning Process.
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In most aspects of life, facilitation starting with the right questions can put us on the road to discovery and ultimate success. Below we will cover facilitator questions for a strategic planning.
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There are four things to consider before engaging a facilitator to manage your strategic planning process.
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