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. 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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