what is strategic planning

Photo courtesy of Editor B(CC Attribution) What is strategic planning?  It is the process of defining a business strategy.  What is strategy?  Michael Porter defines strategy as “The creation of a unique and valuable position, involving a different set of activities from competitors.”   Strategy is useless if not well executed.  All too often, strategic […]

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Bridging the Gap from Strategy to Results

  You can have the best plan in the world on how to reach the mountaintop, but if you don’t start walking you will never get there.  A good strategic plan is necessary but not sufficient for success. While most executive teams develop inspiring, motivating and well thought out strategic plans, most companies tragically fail […]

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