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Strategic Thinking by Ken Lang, Andy Bruce

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Preparing for Strategic Success

An effective strategic plan has accurate information, strong ideas, and committed people at its core. Involve the right people from the outset, then encourage them to research facts, and brainstorm for ideas to achieve the best possible plan.

TIP

Make every step in the planning process practical and achievable.

Questions to ask yourself

  • Will this person add to the quality of the plan?

  • Do I need his/her commitment to implement the plan fully and successfully?

  • Does the plan require people with specific knowledge and/or expertise?

  • Will this person work well with the rest of the team?

Involving key people

An effective team is essential for a successful strategy. Involve the whole team early on in the planning ...

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