Over the past five years, we have put together a number of resources to help leaders and teams understand the strategic planning process and to develop and implement successful strategies. We'd like to share what our community of viewers, listeners and readers have decided are our top resources across our media platforms.
If you’ve made it to this article, you already understand that strategic planning is an important part of running a successful organization. Whether you are new to leading strategy, or have led and implemented a strategic plan, strategy reviews can be daunting. Our process of Aligned Strategy Development was created to serve as a framework for any organization updating or creating their strategic plan.
Have you been asked to lead your team's next strategy meeting?
It's a condition that affects millions of managers every year.
Symptoms include: Worry, concern, anxiety, and googling any information they can to point them in the right direction.
Don't worry you aren't alone.
Are you hosting a strategic planning meeting and need a one day sample agenda?
We've created this one day strategic planning agenda to help with your planning needs, for those who don't have the time for a two-day session, or for those who may be reviewing their strategy on an ongoing basis.
Thanks to your feedback, we've been able to release our latest version of our custom video course that will help you to create a clear and focused strategic plan. By taking this course, you will be able to create a plan that your team can understand, buy in to, and move forward with as a team.
There are many business strategy tools and frameworks out there that will help you create your strategic plan. Like all tools, you need to pick the right tool for the right job.
To paraphrase one of my favorite adages:
"If the only thing you have is a hammer, everything you see is a nail"
Below we've complied some of our favorite business strategy tools, as well as other strategic planning tools and resources that will equip you to create a better strategic plan.
The strategic planning process are the steps that you go through as an organization to determine:
- the direction of your organization (Vision)
- what you're going to do and for whom (Mission)
- how to measure it and guide your strategy to get to where you want to be (Goals)
In this overview of the strategic planning process, we'll go through the steps that we use to create and implement a strong strategic plan.