“Good plans shape good decisions. That's why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true.” - Lester R. Bittel, American professor of management and author
Organizations that plan do better than those that don't. Planning should be part of every organization's ongoing discipline...but it often isn't. Planning is too often viewed as delivery of a plan... When what's important is crafting a vision, strategies, and execution of the strategies to move to the vision.
Strategic Business Leader's premise is every organization should have a current strategic plan and be acting to execute the plan. In these turbulent times of economic change and business challenge, having a vision and a focused plan to get there is especially critical. The problem is too many planning approaches are involved, time-consuming and focused on delivering a document rather than actionable insight. Our planning process is short-term. No one today wants to devote extraordinary hours to planning. Recognizing this, over a number of years we have developed and refined the Fast Track Strategic Planning System. We minimize the time organizational leaders must devote to planning by focusing on the crux: Vision, where the current organization is going, gaps between reality and the vision, and what will take to close the gaps: strategies and action steps, with accountability for results and built-in re-planning benchmarks. Better yet, we make highly effective strategic planning affordable and offer support throughout. Our help can assure the best vision and plan are crafted and follow-through to put the plan into action.