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8 Questions to Ask Before Launching a Strategic Planning Process

8 Questions to Ask Before Launching a Strategic Planning Process | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it

If you are considering launching a strategic planning process, either for your organization overall or for a specific part of the business, you have obviously done some thinking about it to get to this decision point.

 

Before taking your first steps to either implement the strategic planning process yourself or engage an outside party to lead you through the process, here are eight questions to ask.

 

Maybe you have already addressed some of these questions about your strategic planning process, but my guess is you likely have not tackled all of them


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It's got to be about Why, not How: How Great Leaders Inspire Action, Simon Sinek

"Why FIRST:  Communication and the Golden Circle:  Why, How, What?  Inspire where others do not.  Profit is JUST a result NOT a reason for existing."

 

Simon's examples include Apple (why so innovative?), Martin Luther King (lead major change, Civil Rights movement), and the Wright brothers (controlled powered manned flight that others did not achieve, tho' were working on.)

 

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"The goal is to do business with people who believe what YOU believe." ~ Simon Sinek

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Apple:  NOT, What we do, great computers.  Want to buy one?

RATHER:  Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is making products that are beautifully designed, simple to use & user friendly.  We happen to make computers.  Want to buy one?

 

Counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.  

   

http://www.ted.com Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" 

 

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Robin Martin's comment, May 11, 2013 12:39 PM
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Mission Statements and Vision Statements

Mission Statements and Vision Statements | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it

Vision Statements and Mission Statements are the inspiring words chosen by successful leaders to clearly and concisely convey the direction of the organization. By crafting a clear mission statement and vision statement, you can powerfully communicate your intentions and motivate your team or organization to realize an attractive and inspiring common vision of the future.


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paulgreen's curator insight, July 19, 2013 5:23 AM

Don't under estimate the power of creating vision and mission statements for your business - they can be very powerful foundations on which to build your business; giving you and other stakeholders clarity about direction and purpose for your business.