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Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Strategic Plan Engagement Case Study: Canada Soccer

[fa icon="calendar'] March 02 / by Anthony Taylor posted in strategic priorities, process, communications, case study

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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.

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How do you know if your strategic plan is working? (City of Vancouver: Greenest City Action Plan case study)

[fa icon="calendar'] July 19 / by Anthony Taylor posted in case study, strategic priorities, Strategic planning

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What's the point of creating a strategic plan if you have no idea what success looks like?

That's why when you create your strategic priorities within your strategic plan you want to attach a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) to each initiative so you can have measurable progress towards your ultimate vision.

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Case Study: Shell Ties Performance on Strategic Priorities With Executive Compensation

[fa icon="calendar'] December 20 / by Anthony Taylor posted in case study, use case, strategic priorities, Strategic planning, implementation

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Earlier this year, the CBC reported that Shell was tying their executive compensation to the company's overall performance to carbon footprint.

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As Part of Your Culture, Are You Owning Mistakes or Passing the Buck? Lessons from the Navy Seals

[fa icon="calendar'] October 21 / by Anthony Taylor posted in culture, case study, use case

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In this short video from Business Insider, The Navy Seals explain their approach to leadership and what separates a great leader who owns the problem and the solution, versus a leader who passes the buck to their staff and their bosses.

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Amazon Doubles Down on Cargo Planes and Enters Pre-Packaged Meal Delivery as Part of Its Growth Strategy

[fa icon="calendar'] May 11 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Supply Chain, Business strategy, Business news, global strategy, case study

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When you're the size of Amazon, your business growth strategy overlaps with multiple areas, sectors and industries.

As big companies (like Amazon/Google etc) get bigger and bigger, they may start entering all sorts of different markets and begin disrupting incumbents in those markets (forcing them to adapt their own strategies to deal with these threats and new entrants).

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Case Study- Using Strategic Planning to Plan for Growth

[fa icon="calendar'] January 13 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning, case study, Growth, alignment

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Why is Strategy important to business growth? 

Here are some practical reasons & applications: 

  • If you're part of an organization and things aren't going the way you want them to - Strategic planning will help you align your team towards a common goal or direction for the organization.
  • If you're the CEO and you aren't sure if the company should continue on the same profitable path without growth, or if it should look for new sources of revenue and expansion.
  • If you're someone on the leadership team and you see the need for organizational structure or change. 
  • And more!

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Why Do the Best Companies in the World Use Strategic Planning?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 08 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning, case study, Business news

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We at SME Strategy know why strategic planning is so important. We see the results in the companies we work with, we see the focused energy on specific areas, and we see improved alignment on their teams, resulting in increased productivity.

Though we work with small and mid-sized organizations around the world, we wanted to dive into how the biggest companies in the world use strategic planning within their organizations. 

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