Blue Avocado published part one of a two part piece on the failings and alternatives to strategic planning. In my role as a strategic planning consultant, I have become more aware of assessing and avoiding potential engagements that are going to end poorly and perpetuate the idea that strategic planning is done for ritual and not for revitalization. Jan Masaoka keenly outlines some of the pitfalls in part one.
Over the weekend I also received a link to the One Page Business Plan Company. Interesting approach to providing a methodology and platform for implementing goals and tracking the plan’s progress. Like all approaches, it is tool that can maximize your strategic return if your enterprise takes the time to develop compelling content.