A Budget Does Not A Strategy Make!

Let’s see how many of us have been involved in this type of conversation:

Strategy Consultant:Do you have a Strategic Plan?

C-Level Client:Absolutely!

Strategy Consultant:Oh, great! May I see it?

C-Level Client:Of course! Let me get it… Here you go.

Strategy Consultant:OK, thanks.

(30 seconds pass)

Strategy Consultant:Umm, this isn’t a strategic plan.

Strategic Planning is one of those things that every leadership team claims to do, but, few actually perform.


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About the Author

James M. KerrJames M. Kerr, Partner, BlumShapiro Consulting, is the author of The Executive Checklist (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). As a management consultant and organizational behaviorist, Jim specializes in strategic planning, corporate transformation and project & program development. He can be reached at [email protected]

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