Strategic Planning

"Strategy without leadership goes nowhere; leadership without strategy has nowhere to go."

"No strategy survives contact with reality."

                                                                                                                                                      Carl L. Harshman

Strategy is Another Key Element of Organizational Effectiveness

Strategy is not about what you are doing every day; it is about why you do it.

There are lots of ways to develop strategy for the organization. One ineffective way is the "Ready-Fire-Aim" approach. You simply go about business throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks.

Another strategy is to keep doing what you've always done. That, as they say, will "get you what you always got," which won't be good enough in this fast-paced, highly competitive world.

You can mimic a strategy. Take a look at what the competition is doing, conduct best practices studies, and hire consultants who have helped the other guys. This approach guarantees you'll be behind the competition's strategic curve. (But, hey, at least you've got a strategy.)

Or, you can do a planned strategy based on what you know and what you can do best. Take your pick.

What We Do and What We Don't Do

We are not "content" strategists. We will understand your industry, but we're not experts on it. 

We help you structure the strategic planning process and help facilitate that process.

We have tools to help you diagnose where you are on critical business or organizational issues, help you get clear about the key foundations (mission-vision-values), and help you organize the planning process to deliver a solid product.

For information on whether we might be able to help you, contact us.