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.
Make every step in the planning process practical and achievable.
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?
An effective team is essential for a successful strategy. Involve the whole team early on in the planning ...