In this special episode of the strategy and leadership podcast, we were joined by Ruth Nicholson, an IAF certified professional facilitator, and the founder of Go Governance and Operations Resources for Youth Sports, and is a partner of SME Strategy. She has been facilitating for over 25 years, starting out in the science and technology field, and has branched out to work with a variety of sectors. She has also served as a mediator for large groups discussing complex topics like nuclear waste clean-up and endangered species conservation.
This Thursday March 8th 2018 we will be hanging out with the team at Envisio, and hosting a Webinar on how to use dashboards to transform the performance of your strategic plan.
Today I received an email from the Vice President and Chair of the Strategic Planning Process and VP Board of Directors for the Canadian Soccer Association, Nick Bontis.
He shared their strategic priorities from their last strategic plan, and invited me to participate in their stakeholder survey that they are going to use for input into their strategic planning process for 2019-2021.
You and your team have gone through the process of creating a strategic plan, and now you need a communication strategy for how you're going to share the message and the plan with your team.
Communicating your strategic plan and vision just one time is not going to be enough. You need to constantly and consistently engage your team in the direction of the organization, and continuously communicate why and how you (the people and the organization) are wanting to go there.
Have you been reading about strategic planning and you're not totally sure about what it is and how to use it? If so, you're in luck. I'm here to explain what strategic planning is and how you can use strategic planning to hit your organization's goals.
What is Strategy? Strategy is the act of making choices, making trade offs and picking the actions that are going to get you to where you want to go in the most effective way possible.
What is Planning? Planning is creating a system and structure for your actions.
In this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast, we talk with Archana Iyer. Archana is the Strategy Director at Weber Shandwick. She is a dreamer, a thinker, and a ‘culture vulture’. Originally from India, she worked for nine years in the advertising industry, and won various awards for her work in advertising strategy. She eventually moved to New York City, where she is currently leading strategy with Weber Shandwick and working with a variety of industries and organizations.
Director of Strategy for Havas Montreal, John Pankert, joined us to chat on our Strategy and Leadership podcast. Havas is one of the biggest advertising groups in the world, and they work with integrated campaigns and a variety of clients on digital products and projects.
There are 70 people in the Montreal office, including advertising teams, front and back end developers, content creators, and an in-house strategy team. There are six people on the strategy team who are able to work with diverse strategy needs a client might have. John and his team help clients define their strategy and positioning, create team buy-in, and then build the organization's branding and positioning from that strategy.