I read a LinkedIn post calling for simplified versions of Strategic Planning. One contributor referenced their book, The Six Hour Strategic Plan, which offers fascinating approaches. The barrier to simplifying any process is that one must draw a boundary and eliminate the infinite possibilities. If we took note of every individual’s story in the above painting that hangs in the Louvre, the task would be laborious But if you know that you are seeking those in a starring role who sit on the stage, the story-gathering is more focused.
Remarkably there can be clarity. The real challenge is knowing what you believe and how you can deepen your connection. Then you can work on the pathway to reach them. The ridiculous part in this methodology is being willing to ignore everyone else, no how compelling their narratives.