Strategic Planning

Moving forward

You should constantly be able to define why you’re relevant, to whom and what you’re doing to make that more true tomorrow than it is today. Does everyone in your organization know this? Do they all see this the same way? What does it mean if they don’t?

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

The right people

I was listening to an audio clip of Jim Collins (Author of Good to great) in which he defined “the right people.” A phrase often used, and somewhat understood. I think he’s got a great definition, so I thought I’d share it here too. The right people… 1) Are predisposed Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Any road

Too many organizations see planning as a means to get a list of things to work on for the next year. While it does that, it’s first and foremost about positioning your organization in a desired market then about aligning the business model to that picture. Without the context of Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Functional strategy precursors

It’s important to have created a complete picture as it relates to strategy. Having filled in “all of the boxes” is quite a bit less important than having filled them out with the right things. One of most critical components of developing strategy that makes sense is sorting out functional Read more…

By Kirk, ago